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2015 Calendar of Fundraisers

2/12

LifeChronicles

3rd Annual Father Virgil Remarkable Life Award Honoring Pete & Gerd Jordano

6:00 PM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort

LifeChronicles created the Father Virgil Remarkable Life Award as an annual way to present him in video to our community and to also honor two people who exemplify the giving nature of Father Virgil. At this year’s dinner, our guests of honor are Pete and Gerd Jordano. We will feature video excerpts from Father Virgil just months before he passed, as well as video of our honorees, highlighting their stories of hard work and service to the

S.B. commmunity.

$200. Contact Mary deLoe, call 682-3411, email mhdeloe@gmail.com , or visit lifechronicles.org

2/15

Kiwanis Club of Carpinteria Valley

Winter Warm-Up 5K

7:00 AM. Viola Field, Carpinteria

Take part in this 5K run/walk course at the Carpinteria Bluffs. This is a scholarship fundraiser for Carpinteria Valley students and is an SBAA Grand Prix event. All ages are welcome!

$25. Contact Rosana Swing, call 680-2670, email RSRDSWING@GMAIL.COM , or visit carpkiwanis.org/

2/15

Red Road Foundation

Red Road Foundation Benefit

7:00 PM. Indochine

This benefit will aid in the building costs of a sustainable earthship school and safe home in Kampot, Cambodia, made out of recycled and natural materials. The foundation has already been able to purchase land, plant a first round of crops, and build a water source, but the schoolhouse and safe home is the last step before children and adults in the community can start benefiting in receiving education and shelter to create a sustainable living environment.

$20. Contact Warner Anderson, call, email, or visit waevent.com

2/18

Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic

Barbara Ireland Walk and Run Kick-Off Party

5:30 PM. Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St.

Support local breast cancer research and programs by joining us at this event kick-off party with a silent auction, food, drinks, and more. All proceeds benefit the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara’s breast cancer research and programs. Price includes a drink ticket and appetizers. There will be live music and a silent auction.

$15 in advance, $20 at the door. Contact Stephanie Carlyle, call 898-2116, email Stephanie@ccsb.org , or visit ccsb.org

2/19

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara

Jewish Women’s Network Night of Theatre

7:00 PM. The New Vic Theatre

See a production of “Intimate Apparelby Lynn Nottage with a VIP reception beforehand and a Q&A session after the performance.

$25. Contact Jilli Spear, call 957-1115, email jspear@sbjf.org , or visit jewishsantabarbara.org

2/21

Just Communities

Just Desserts

2:00 PM. Slingshot Art Gallery

Join us for live music, delicious foods, beverages, and local wines. During this event, our guests get to know the folks behind the scenes that help make our programs so successful and have a chance to honor local activists. Visit our website for more information.

$25 in advance, $30 at the door. Contact Elizabeth Hahn, call 966-2063, email ehahn@just-communities.org , or visit

just-communities.org/#!just-desserts-2015/c20vs

2/21

Carpinteria Education Foundation, Inc.

23rd Orchard to Ocean 10K, 5K and 1-Mile Walk/Run, Carpinteria

Experience this picturesque course through Carpinteria at Carpinteria Children’s Project at Main. Race downhill to the beautiful Carp Bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, returning to 5201 8th Street, Carpinteria. There will be a 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run and walk. Awards will be given to all age groups from 6 to 90 year olds. All proceeds benefit Carpinteria Unified School District 2300 students.

By 2/17, $28; by 3/11, $40; by 3/18, $45. Contact Patricia Alpert, call 566-1615, email patricia@carpeducationfoundation.org , or visit carpeducationfoundation.org

2/21

Carpinteria Rotary Foundation

The Carpinteria Rotary Charitable Foundation 2015 Talent Showcase

7:00 PM. Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria

The 6th Annual Carpinteria Talent Showcase will feature 50 performers, including dancers, musicians, and a comedian, ranging in age from 8 to 94 and displaying their talents on instruments as familiar as the piano and as unusual as the Korean harp. Proceeds are used to purchase musical instruments for Carpinteria schools. Tickets can be purchased online at plazatheatercarpinteria.com, and all ticket holders are invited to a reception in the theater from 5:30-6:30pm for a meet and greet with the performers, as well as wine, beer, and food

$45. Contact Lin Graf, call 331-8515, email lingraf@cox.net , or visit carpinteriarotary.org

2/21

Santa Barbara Strings

Artistry of Strings

7:00 PM. Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West

Heralded as one of the best classical concerts of last year, the Artistry of Strings Benefit Concert returns to Hahn Hall. Featuring the nationally renowned artists and educators Mary Beth Woodruff (violin), Basil Vendryes (viola), Andrew Smith (cello), Robert Cassidy (piano), and Jane Chung (violin), the concert program will feature works by Brahms, Mozart, and Piazzolla. These artists are bringing this rare concert to Santa Barbara to raise funds for Santa Barbara Strings, which educates and nurtures young string musicians through studying and performing master works in orchestras and a chamber music program.

$40. Contact Peggy Rogers, call 722-8500, email mpeggyrogers@gmail.com , or visit santabarbarastrings.org

2/24

Center of the Heart

Essential Ernest Holmes

6:49 PM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

The Essential Ernest Holmes course is an exploration of the evolution of the thought of Ernest Holmes, an internationally known teacher of religious psychology and a scholar, mystic, and author. This course explores his long and prodigious career and the evolution of the Science of Mind philosophy, faith, and way of life. This class is about you, using Ernest’s words as a foundation from which to build your own future, one belief at a time. The Essential Ernest Holmes is a joyous experience in personal unfoldment and awakening.

$135-$155. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com , or visit centeroftheheart.com

2/25

William Sansum Diabetes Center

Together We Triumph Luncheon

12:00 PM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort

This event is our annual luncheon that features a diabetes-friendly lunch with exciting updates from our executive director about our research, education, and clinical care programs. It also features a client testimonial and short film sharing stories from our clients.

Free. Contact Pamme Mickelson, call 682-7640 ext. 246, email pmickelson@sansum.org , or visit sansum.org

2/25

Center of the Heart

Healers Heart Circle

6:45 PM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

If you are a healer in need of a tribe for support, guidance, help, and encouragement, then this is the circle is for you! This group meets once per month to empower healers to share their gifts and talents in the Santa Barbara community with the philosophy of Loving, Learning, Deciding, and Doing. For the purposes of this group, we include anyone who offers others ways to heal and shift their world.

Free. Contact Roxy Angel, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com , or visit centeroftheheart.com

2/27

American Heart Association

Go Red for Women Luncheon

10:30 AM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort

Join the fight against heart disease. Attend the annual Go Red for Women Luncheon, and get educated and informed on living a healthier life. Luncheon includes a Health Fair for attendees and keynote speaker Maria Simon, TV fitness expert.

$125. Contact Sarah Stretz, call 963-8862, email Sarah.Stretz@heart.org , or visit goredsb.heart.org

2/27

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Atelier: Primavera in Winter

5:30 PM. Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Celebrate the drama of the divine, the sensuality of the secular, and the splendors of spring during a one-night postmodern pilgrimage through 500 years of Italian painting, inspired by the exhibition “Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond: Masterpieces of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums.”

$25 SBMA Members; $30 Nonmembers. Contact Katrina Carl, call 884-6423, email tickets@sbma.net , or visit sbma.net

2/28

San Marcos Parent-Child Workshop

Roots and Wings, A Celebration of Community

4:00 PM. Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 1205 San Antonio Creek Rd.

This year nearly 300 guests, including parents, alumni, and community members, will spend a lovely evening nestled between ocean and mountain views as they enjoy our annual silent auction fundraiser. Delicious appetizers and desserts, cold drinks, wine, and beer will be offered, all in support of community, children, and education for the generations to come.

Contact Lea Blackburn, call 964-8994, email clblackburn@roadrunner.com

2/28

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society

Museum Marketplace

8:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria

This antiques and vintage market has more than 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, handcrafted art, and much more!

Free to buyers; $30 for selling space.. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org , or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

2/28

Special Olympics Santa Barbara

Polar Plunge

9:00 AM. Leadbetter Beach

Each year members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, along with Special Olympics Programs, invites the local community to take the plunge into freezing-cold waters during the Polar Plunge to show their support of Special Olympics. Join Special Olympics Santa Barbara for its inaugural Polar Plunge, raising funds for local Special Olympics athletes while increasing awareness about the power of Special Olympics sports programs.

Contact Gina Carbajal, call 884-1516 ext. 103, email gcarbajal@sosc.org , or visit sosc.org/santabarbaraplunge

2/28

Botanic Gardens

Botanic Beer Garden

1:00 PM. 1212 Mission Canyon Rd.

Zach Rosen, our cicerone and brew pilot, is back with a new drinking tour of the garden. Enjoy microbrew beers uniquely paired with our horticultural displays. We’re located just a mile up Mission Canyon on your left. This event is for ages 21+. All proceeds go to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on community support to help us protect native plants through education, conservation, and research.

$55-$150. Contact Rebecca Mordini , call 682-4726 x102, email rmordini@sbb.org , or visit sbbg.org

2/28

Santa Ynez High School Music Booster

For the Love of Music

6:00 PM. St. Mark’s Church, Los Olivos

This annual dinner and silent auction features an Italian dinner, wine, and student performances.

$15 adults, $10 child. Contact Mr. Clarno, call 688-6487, email Cclarno@syvuhsd.org

2/28

VADA Visual Arts & Design Academy

The VADA Draw

7:00 PM. Santa Barbara Art Foundry, 120 Santa Barbara St. at Yanonali St.

Original works by local artists/designers and celebrities are up for grabs in the second annual VADA Draw, a fundraiser for Santa Barbara High School’s Visual Arts & Design Academy (VADA). Each ticket buyer will choose a work of art to take home, without knowing who created it. Will it be a piece by a well-known professional artist, a gifted VADA student, or a prominent community supporter? That just adds to the fun. This year’s theme is “Rain Dance.”

$150 ticket includes: Entry for two, drink tokens, food/music, plus and original work of art. Contact Calico Brown, call 966-9101 x5055, email friendsofvada@gmail.com , or visit vadasbhs.org

2/28

Santa Ynez Master Chorale

Mardi Gras Fundraiser

5:30 PM. Solvang Veterans Hall

Santa Ynez Master Chorale invites you to come dressed in your best Mardi Gras attire or mask for a night of food, drinks, and dancing to the music of T-Bone Ramblers. Bid on exciting live and silent auction items. Reservations to the party can be made at the S.Y.V. Master Chorale website, syvchorale.org. Tickets will also be available at the door pending sell-out.

$40. Contact Amanda Pyper, call 693-8084, email info@syvchorale.org , or visit syvchorale.org

2/28

Montessori Center School

Classic Hollywood Benefit Auction

5:30 PM. Bacara Resort & Spa

The Montessori Center School Annual Gala and Auction Fundraiser (“The Auction”) is the school’s largest and most exciting fundraising event, raising essential monies to meet the school’s operating expenses, including Financial Aid. This year, MCS’s Auction is themed “Classic Hollywood.” We also will host online auction bidding for the public.

$150. Contact Garrett Durand, call 683-9383, email g.durand@mcssb.org , or visit mcssb.org

MARCH

Date TBD

Special Olympics Santa Barbara

Tip-A-Cop

Various restaurants in the Santa Barbara and Goleta areas

Join local law enforcement agencies at one of the many Tip-A-Cop events in the Santa Barbara area as volunteer law enforcement officers add a whole new meaning to the phrase “Protect and Serve.” Officers trade in their badges for aprons at local restaurants, serving patrons lunch or dinner and collecting tips that directly benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Santa Barbara. Tip-A-Cop season extends from March until May, so be sure to check the calendar of events on the Special Olympics Santa Barbara website for upcoming Tip-A-Cops.

Contact Michelle Duke, call 884-1516 x102, email mduke@sosc.org , or visit sosc.org/santabarbara

Date TBD

Waldorf School of Santa Barbara

Spring Fundraiser

Time and place TBD

This exclusive event is the school’s largest fundraising event.

Contact Nita Davanzo, call 967-6656, email nita@waldorfsantabarbara.org , or visit waldorfsantabarbara.org

3/1

Center of the Heart

Sunday Morning Aquarian Chanting

9:30 AM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

The Age of Aquarius is upon us, and we need tools to cope with the stress of the Age of Information. We have left the Piscean age of secrecy and materialism and are now in the Aquarian Age of “no secrets” and lots of information, which has us processing all of the information that is bombarding us and causes stress on the human body that can show up as disease on the physical level. Chanting the Aquarian chants promises to deepen our connection with all Universal Laws and to calm the mind and bring balance to life.

Free, donations welcome. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com , or visit centeroftheheart.com

3/6

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Garibaldi Ball

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Ctr.

The annual Mission Creek Gala has moved to the Sea Center. The Garibaldi Ball will support elementary school field trips, the outdoor education program, and even our teen program, Quasars to Sea Stars. The Museum and Sea Center touch the lives of nearly 20,000 school children each year through school tours, classes, storytelling, camps, the Nature Collection lending library, and outreach programs.

Contact Sarah Clement, call 682-4711 ext. 110, email sclement@sbnature2.org , or visit sbnature.org

3/7

Girls Rock S.B.

Girls on Fire 5k and 10K Run

8:00 AM. Leadbetter Beach

Register at www.girlonfirerun.com . All proceeds raised go to the scholarship fund for Girls Rock S.B., a music-education and confidence-building program.

$45-$50. Contact Jen Baron, call 861-8128, email girlsrocksb@gmail.com , or visit girlonfirerun.com

3/7

Women’s Literary Festival of Santa Barbara

10th Annual Women’s Literary Festival

8:30 AM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort

The 10th annual Women’s Literary Festival presents seven authors during the event. Admission includes morning coffee, four main room speakers, one breakout session, luncheon, and book sales and signings. This is a nonprofit event promoting literacy, diversity, and social justice. Scholarships are available.

$65. Contact Carol Keator, call 733-3462, email mebrooks@sbceo.org , or visit womensliteraryfestival.com

3/7

St. Andrew’s Preschool

Family Festival and Silent Auction

11:00 AM. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 4575 Auhay Dr.

The Family Festival and Silent Auction support an independent parent co-op celebrating its 46th year of serving Santa Barbara children and families. Festival includes music, games, bouncing houses, an area for small children, and an extensive silent auction. Lunch is made and served by the local Kiwanis International Club.

Free-$12. Contact Cindy Oliver, Director, call 964-6114, email cao3cmom@cox.net , or visit standrewspreschoolsb.com

3/7

Center of the Heart

Dinner & a Movie

6:30 PM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

Everyone is invited to join us for a movie and dinner. This is a wonderful way for us to gather together, share laughter, and connect! The Center will provide themed dinner, dessert, tea, and coffee. Come join the fun!

$10. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com , or visit centeroftheheart.com

3/7

All Saints-by-the-Sea Parish School

Bollywood Nights

6:00 PM. The Coral Casino

Enjoy the magic, glamour, and excitement of Bollywood, complete with a live dance performance, henna artists, Bollywood deejay, silent and live auction, and more.

$150 per person. Contact Deann Zampelli, call 453-1688, email

deann.zampelli@gmail.com

3/8

Fonkoze Santa Barbara

Irish Night for Haiti

5:00 PM. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St.

Irish Night for Haiti offers a delightful traditional Irish Family event: dinner with Irish stew (vegetarian option), soda bread, salad, drinks, wine, and dessert; entertainment with Irish dancing and singing; a video of the Haitian women we serve; and a raffle. Fonkoze Santa Barbara funded a micro-credit bank in rural Jean-Rabel, Haiti, for 1,000 women. Each $25 raised at Irish Night provides one woman borrower a 64-hour class session in literacy, health, or business skills to support her small business in 2015.

$40 adult, $10 children under 10. Contact Maureen Earls, call, email maureenearls00@gmail.com , or visit fonkoze.org

3/11

Santa Barbara Charter School

Bright Futures Luncheon

12:00 PM. Cabrillo Arts Pavillion

This one-hour inspirational event is not to be missed! Join us for a delicious lunch, and hear stories from alumni and parents about the impact Santa Barbara Charter School has had on their lives.

Free. Contact Laura Donner, call 967-6522, email ldonner@sbsdk12.org , or visit sbcharter.org

3/13

Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara

The Future of Psychotherapy: New Frontiers in Evidence-Based Approaches with Kids, Teens & Families

9:00 AM. TBD

The Family Therapy Institute presents a daylong workshop with nationally known child psychiatrist Scott Shannon, MD, author of “Please Don’t Label My Child!” Targeted at mental health professionals, physicians and parents, Dr. Shannon’s discussion will cover cutting-edge research and evidence-based treatment for kids or teens with ADHD, depression, anxiety, or behavior problems when traditional medication is not working or is not an option.

$75-$140. Contact Nancy Villalobos, call 882-2424 ext x 111, email nancy@ftisb.org , or visit ftisb.org

3/14

Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic

Barbara Ireland Walk and Run for Breast Cancer

7:00 AM. Chase Palm Park

Join us in celebrating the 15th Annual Barbara Ireland Walk and Run for Breast Cancer. The event courses include a 5K, 10K, and 15K walk and run. All proceeds benefit area breast cancer research and programs at the Cancer Center.

$50-$60. Contact Stephanie Carlyle, call 898-2116, email Stephanie@ccsb.org , or visit ccsb.org

3/14

Garden Street Academy

Casino Royale Gala and Auction

5:00 PM. El Encanto

This is the school’s major fundraising event of the year, supporting the scholarship fund. The event is a black-tie affair with a James Bond theme. Guests will enjoy cocktails, sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions, and musical entertainment.

$125. Contact Angela Bolea, call 687-3717, email abolea@gardenstreetacademy.org , or visit biddingforgood.com/GSA2015

3/14

CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation)

29th Annual Celebrity Author’s Luncheon

10:00 AM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort

The CALM Auxiliary is proud to announce the 28th Annual Celebrity Authors’ Luncheon, a unique literary event where guests get the chance to hear from captivating celebrity authors and renowned area authors alike, all to benefit CALM’s vital programs that help prevent child abuse and treat children and families who have suffered from violence and abuse.

$159. Contact, call 969-5590, email, or visit calm4kids.org

3/14

Bishop Garcia Diego High School

Annual Auction and Dinner

5:00 PM. 4000 La Colina Rd.

This is Bishop’s largest fundraiser of the year and brings in monies vital to offsetting the gap between what we charge for tuition and the actual cost of educating each student. The auction features a fabulous silent and live auction with unique items and packages, followed by the school’s Adopt-A-Student program, which provides tuition assistance to student families in need. This year’s event is “Off to the Races” with mint juleps, Champagne, and derby cuisine.

$185 or $3,500 table. Contact Stacey Carr, call 967-1266 ext 105, email scarr@bishopdiego.org , or visit bishopdiego.org

3/15

Anacapa School

Annual Fundraising Auction

12:30 PM. Anacapa School Campus

Anacapa School will host its annual fundraising auction at its downtown campus at 814 Santa Barbara Street. This year’s theme is “Surf’s Up, Anacapa!” There will be food and items for sale in both silent-auction and live-auction formats.

$40.00. Contact Levi C. Maaia, call 965-0228, email anacapa@anacapaschool.org ,

or visit fullchannel.com/
3/15

Santa Barbara Hillel

Santa Barbara Hillel Hall of Fame

10:30 AM. 781 Embarcadero Del Mar, Isla Vista

Santa Barbara Hillel is pleased to honor Ron Gans and Nina Gelman-Gans, Richard Hecht, and Scott and Julie Ehrnstein at our 12th Annual Santa Barbara Hillel Hall of Fame celebration. Ron Gans and Nina Gelman-Gans and Richard Hecht will be inducted into the Hall of Fame and Scott and Julie Ehrnstein will receive our Alumni Achievement Award. A commemorative tribute book is being prepared in celebration of our honorees.

$100. Contact Jillian Juni, call 968-1280 x21, email jillian@santabarbarahillel.org , or visit santabarbara.hillel.org/

3/17

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara

Women’s Philanthropy Luncheon

11:30 AM. El Encanto Hotel

An elegant luncheon will celebrate our Women’s Division and its proud tradition of philanthropy.

Contact Marilyn Simon-Gersuk, call 957-1115, email marilyn@sbjf.org , or visit jewishsantabarbara.org

3/18

Santa Ynez Music Department

Pre-tour Concert

7:00 PM. Santa Ynez High, Little Theater

Enjoy and evening of music from the high school band, concert choir and vocal ensemble.

$10 adults, $5 students. Contact Mr. Clarno, call 688-6487, email Cclarni@syvuhsd.org

3/20

Santa Barbara Scottish Rite Language Center

Open House Fundraiser: 30 Years of Helping Children

4:00 PM. 4th Floor, Santa Barbara Masonic Ctr., 16 E. Carrillo St.

Join us at our Open House Fundraiser Celebration of serving the Santa Barbara community 30 years in the same historic city landmark location, our partner’s facility, the Santa Barbara Masonic Center. The Santa Barbara Scottish Rite Language Center is a nonprofit center that provides screenings, evaluations, and therapy services to preschool- through kindergarten-age children. Tour the building, enjoy refreshments, and receive information on our speech and language services.

$30 donation. Contact Summer Calvert, Julie DeAngelis, Denay Roche, call 962.8469, email speechsb@qmail.com , or visit sbspeech.com

3/21

Center of the Heart

Spring Rummage Sale

8:00 AM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

The Spring Rummage Sale raises funds for building repairs and area charities. Anyone wishing to donate items can drop off items at 487 N. Turnpike Road. Remember that your donations go to help children’s organizations in Santa Barbara and are tax-deductible.

Free. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com , or visit centeroftheheart.com

3/21

Hands 4 Others

Walk 4 Water

10:00 AM. Chase Palm Park

Join us and our movement of young people as we recognize World Water Day and Walk 4 Water. Bring your friends and family as you enjoy a fun-filled day with live music, free food, great raffles, and exciting games for everybody to enjoy. For event details, visit hands4others.org. Think Globally, Walk Locally.

Free. Contact Casey OToole, call 665-7517, email casey@hands4others.org , or visit hands4others.org

3/25

Foodbank of S.B. County

Lompoc Empty Bowls

11:30 AM. DeWees Ctr., 1120 W. Oceant Ave., Lompoc

This event raises funds for the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County’s food distribution to the Lompoc community. Guests select a custom bowl, fill it with soup from a local restaurant, and then take their bowl home as a reminder that there are empty bowls needing to be filled in the community…every day.

$25 donation. Contact Judi Monte,

call 937-3422 x 106, email jmonte@foodbanksbc.org , or visit foodbanksbc.org

3/28

Botanic Gardens

Spring Native Plant Sale

10:00 AM. 1212 Mission Canyon Rd.

Our Garden Growers Nursery offers native plants for sale year round, and during the month of April you can shop from our extended selection of more than 4,000 plants. Don’t miss this chance to add some native fun to your garden!

All proceeds go to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on community support to help it protect native plants through education, conservation, and research.

Free. Contact Rebecca Mordini, call 682-4726 x102, email rmordini@sbbg.org , or visit sbbg.org

3/28

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM)

Seaside Soiree; Harbor Tastings & Treasures

6:00 PM. SBMM

Seaside Soiree; Harbor Tastings and Treasures is SBMM’s annual fundraiser. This major event will feature sample tastings from 30+ purveyors of wine, beer, spirits, and local gourmet cuisine. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help support SBMM’s educational and curatorial programs. The event is in honor of Roger and Sarah Chrisman.

$100.00. Contact Lis Perry, call 962-8404 ext. 102, email development@sbmm.org , or visit sbmm.org

3/28

Lobero Theatre Associates

”An Affair to Remember” Gala

6:00 PM. Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club

Lobero Theatre Associates present“An Affair to Remember” Gala benefiting the Lobero Theatre. Enjoy dinner, raffle, dancing and live music at the glamorous Coral Casino. All proceeds benefit the historic Lobero Theatre, California’s oldest, continuously operating theater and one of Santa Barbara’s cultural jewels. Tickets are $225 and can be purchased by contacting Jessica Simon at 679-6007. Table sponsorships are available.

$225. Contact Jessica Simon, call 679-6007, email jsimon@lobero.com

3/28

Alzheimer’s Association California Central Chapter

Inaugural “A Swing to Remember” Golf Tournament

10:00 AM. Alisal Guest Ranch Resort, Ranch Course

You’re invited to the Inaugural “A Swing to Remember” Golf Tournament at Alisal Guest Ranch Resort in Solvang. The tournament will take place on the scenic Ranch Course, known as one of the premier private courses in Santa Barbara. Funds raised from the event will support Alzheimer’s research, education, support, and advocacy. Register online today!

$125 per person, $450 per foursome. Contact Alzheimer’s Association, call 892-4259, email msloan@alz.org , or visit act.alz.org/swingtoremember

3/28

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society

Museum Marketplace

8:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria

This antiques and vintage market has more than 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, handcrafted art, and much more!

Free to buyers; $30 for selling space. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org , or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

3/29

Santa Barbara Audubon Society

Santa Barbara Audubon Society Presents: Pelican Dreams, The Film

1:00:00 PM and 4 PM. The New Vic Theatre

Don’t miss this chance to see Sundance- and- Emmy-Award-winning filmmaker Judy Irving (“The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill”) as she follows a wayward California brown pelican from her arrest on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and from there explores pelicans’ nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration, and survival challenges. This compelling film is about wildness: How close can we get to a wild animal, and protect it, without taming or harming it? A panel discussion with special guests will follow the first screening.

$15+. Contact Cherie Topper, call 964-1468, email Director@SantaBarbaraAudubon.org , or visit santabarbaraaudubon.org/

APRIL
Date TBD

New Beginnings Counseling Center

Accessories Pop-Up Boutique

Downtown Santa Barbara

The Accessories Pop-Up Boutique will be a two-day offering of high-end accessories on sale at significantly reduced prices.

Price TBD. Contact Camille Jarmie, call 963-7777 x 112, email cjarmie@sbnbcc.org , or visit sbnbcc.org

Date TBD

AHA!

Estate Sale

9:00 AM. TBD

AHA! will hold its first ever estate sale in Montecito in early April. Expect to find furniture, clothing, and jewelry of the finest quality. All proceeds will go towards AHA! programs; donations to the sale are tax-deductible.

Contact Molly Green, call 770-7200 x2, email molly@ahasb.org , or visit ahasb.org

4/3-4/4

SCAPE

Visions of the Gaviota Coast

Friday 1-8; Saturday 10-4 Bacara Resort & Spa. 8301 Hollister Ave

Photographer Reeve Woolpert joins the more than 150 SCAPE fine artists for the third annual fundraiser to save the coastline. Beneficiary: Gaviota Coastal Conservancy & Save Naples. Live music during the two-day show.

Free. Contact call 917-902-1920, >, or visit www.S-C-A-P-E.org

4/5

Center of the Heart

Spring Renewal Service feat. Lois Mahalia

10:30 AM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

Have fun with us this Easter Sunday. Participate in a ritual for Spring Renewal to celebrate the Oneness of All. The special musical guest is Lois Mahalia.

Free. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com , or visit centeroftheheart.com

4/8

Center of the Heart

Sacred Ecstatics with Drs. Keeneys

6:30 PM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

Brad and Hillary are internationally renowned for their teaching and healing sessions that have remarkably inspired and radically changed the lives of thousands of people throughout the world. Every service begins with music and spirited talk as we enter sacred ground and set the stage for spiritual electricity to arrive and circulate. Finally, when hearts are opened and the sacred vibration is strongly felt, the service naturally opens to free body movement, joyful expression, and celebration of the divine.

$30 in advance, $35 at the door. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com , or visit centeroftheheart.com

4/11

Center for Successful Aging

Puttin’ on the Ritz (formerly Seniors Have Talent)

2:00 PM. Marjorie Luke Theatre

This rollicking, two-hour variety show directed by Rod Lathim and hosted by KLITE’s Catherine Remak features singers, dancers, and musicians ages 55 and over, along with multigenerational acts and special celebrity guests, too! Come see an amazing array of talent including Cheers! Quartet, Jazz Plus, Karen Sweeney, Gil Rosas, Silver Follies, Kim Holmquist, Bobby Lesser, and Ulysses Jasz Band, all performing songs and sketches from the Roaring ‘20s and early ‘30s…plus a few surprises. Tickets are available for purchase at PuttinOnTheRitzCSA.org.

$50 for patrons (with reserved VIP seating); $20 general; and $10 children. Contact Joni Kelly, call 886-1869, email jonirod2@aol.com , or visit PuttinOnTheRitzCSA.org

4/11

Foundation Fighting Blindness

5th Annual Santa Barbara VisionWalk

9:00 AM. Chase Palm Park

Join your fellow community members for the Santa Barbara VisionWalk, a 5k walk/run that raises money for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The Foundation Fighting Blindness is working to find treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases, including macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and Usher syndrome. Bring the family and enjoy music and games for the kids as you make the world a brighter place for individuals with blinding diseases.

Free. Contact Deana Mesa, call 866-782-7330, email DMesa@FightBlindness.org , or visit FightBlindness.org

4/11

Lompoc Valley Fallen Warriors Memorial

Red, White, and Blue Dinner, Dance, Auction

6:00 PM. Lompoc, California, Elks Club

Lompoc Valley Fallen Warriors Memorial committee is raising money to build a memorial that will honor Lompoc hometown warriors, from all of our nation’s conflicts, who died while in the line of duty. These warriors will be memorialized on commemorative pedestals, and the memorial will offer a place of solitude where family and friends may go to pay their respects. The memorial will also host separate areas to honor veterans as well as donors.

Contact Michelle Magers, call 450-0777, email LompocValleyFallenWarriors@gmail.com , or visit lompocfallenwarriors.com
4/16

Santa Barbara Education Foundation

2015 Hope Awards

5:30 PM. Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Celebrate the work that is being done by 16 different programs that impact all 22 schools that make up the Santa Barbara Unified School District and are supported by the Santa Barbara Education Foundation. This year’s special guest speaker will be William Adams, chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The nights event consist of dinner, wine, silent auction, awards, and live performances.

$125. Contact Jamie Baker, call 284-9125, email jamie@santabarbaraeducation.org , or visit santabarbaraeducation.org

4/17-4/19

The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts

Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend

Bacara Resort & Spa

Always on the forefront of what it means to live well, Santa Barbara has now entered the cutting-edge of what it means to eat and drink well. Come discover and experience Santa Barbara’s culinary excitement. Dazzle your senses with demonstrations, tastings, and discussions from local and nationally acclaimed chefs, artisans, winemakers, farmers and thought leaders. While you enjoy the distinct sights and sounds of the region and learn about the latest food movement trends, the spirit of what Julia Child so loved about gastronomy and Santa Barbara is brought to life. Proceeds benefit The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.

$25-$250. Contact Anne Elcon, call 571-3186, email aelcon@bacararesort.com ,

or visit bacararesort.com/ santa-barbara-food-wine-weekend/

4/18

UCSB Rowing

Celebrating 50 Years of Rowing at UCSB

4:00 PM. Page Youth Ctr., 4540 Hollister Ave., Goleta

UCSB Rowing began in 1965 with a small group of men. Fifty years later, the program has produced national championship teams and titles, along with a dozen members of the U.S. National Rowing team, many of whom have won Olympic and World titles. The celebration seeks to continue the support, development, and excellence of the program through its alumni, family, and friends.

$50. Contact Dennis Whelan, call 893-7009, email dennis.whelan@planning.ucsb.edu , or visit ucsbcrew.org/

4/18

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Mystery in Masterpieces

6:00 PM. Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Diabolical clues and clever wordplay are the orders of the evening as the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Women’s Board presents the popular Mystery in Masterpieces event. Clue Master Jamie Fleming and his inspired blend of treasure hunting and art appreciation challenge guests at this lively fundraiser that benefits the Museum. This year, guests are able to deeply engage with works from the extraordinary exhibition “Botticelli, Titian and Beyond: Masterpieces of Italian Paintings from Glasgow Museums.”

$200. Contact Karen Kawaguchi, call 884-6428, email kkawaguchi@sbma.net , or visit sbmawb.org

4/19

Botanic Gardens

Cultivating the Wild: Native Garden Tour

1212 Mission Canyon Rd

Explore the Santa Ynez Valley’s native gardens on this exclusive bus tour that includes a bit of wine tasting and lunch. Located just a mile up Mission Canyon on your left. All proceeds go to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on community support to help us protect native plants through education, conservation, and research.

Contact Rebecca Mordini , call 682-4726 x102, email rmordini@sbb.org , or visit sbbg.org

4/19

Parks and Recreation Community Foundation (PARC)

3rd Annual Magic on the Urban Wine Trail Fundraiser

3:00 PM. Carrillo Recreation Center, 100 E. Carrillo St.

Join the Parks and Recreation Community Foundation (PARC) for its third annual fundraising bash, Magic on the Urban Wine Trail, where music, art, and wine meet! Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting featuring wineries from the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail while you mingle with friends, enjoy local art and music, and feel great about supporting Parks and Recreation programs for underserved youth. Gigantic silent auction, raffle, and bottles of your favorite wines will be available for purchase.

$45 advance, $60 door (if available). Contact Robert J. Baumann, call 897.1946, email info@parcsb.org , or visit parcsb.org

4/19

Starr King Parent-Child Workshop

Annual Silent Auction

Elings Park

This annual event is a wonderful way to have an evening out in a beautiful setting, eating good food. The Starr King community offers up an assortment of wonderful auction items that guests bid on. It’s a great way to support a popular and longstanding organization that has touched many people’s lives.

Contact Julie Tomlinson, call 895-8583, email sailormama.jt@gmail.com , or visit starrking-pcw.org/

4/19

Los Padres ForestWatch

Ojai Wild!

2:30 PM. Diamond Hitch Camp, The Thacher School, 5025 Thacher Rd., Ojai

This creekside benefit event for Los Padres ForestWatch celebrates local land conservation and the protection of wildlife, wilderness, and outdoor recreation throughout the Los Padres National Forest. The afternoon features live music, a gourmet BBQ under the oaks, craft brews and local wines, and an exciting silent and live auction. It’s great for the entire family and open to the public.

$100 adults, $25 kids under 14. Contact Jeff Kuyper, call 617-4610, email info@LPFW.org , or visit ojaiwild.org

4/23

Transition House Auxiliary

Mad Hatter Luncheon

11:00 AM. Bacara Resort & Spa

This year’s theme is “Magic of Mardi Gras” and features Gil Rosas at the piano and Andrew Firestone as master of ceremonies. The public is invited to bid on silent-auction items and don hats and festive attire to celebrate the theme. The event raises money to support Transition House’s programs for homeless families.

$125. Contact Diane, call 964-9742, email diron5@cox.net , or visit Transition House

4/23

CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation)

Ladies Get Loud for CALM

5:30 PM. Santa Maria Country Club

CALM is hosting “Ladies Get Loud,” a fundraiser cocktail party. At this special ladies’ night out, the women will be waited on hand-and-foot by “celebrity waiters” — local notable gentlemen that will be serving them sips and bites throughout the evening.

$40. Contact Sandra Fuhring, call 614-9160, email sfuhring@calm4kids.org , or visit calm4kids.org

4/24

Hospice of Santa Barbara

Heart of Hospice Reception

Time and place TBD.

Honor the individuals dedicated to creating a circle of compassionate support for accessible hospice care in Santa Barbara. If you would like to attend, please contact us as this event is by invitation only.

Donation. Contact Ana Luna, call 563-8820, email aluna@hospiceofsb.org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

4/24

Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation

Elegant Candlelight Dinner in the Historic Presidio Chapel

6:00 PM. El Presidio Chapel

Enjoy a memorable evening in the historic Presidio Chapel and experience an unforgettable candlelight dinner. The evening includes a formal red-carpet entrance, a courtyard reception, and a taste of the past, served in five courses. Experience Santa Barbara’s rich history, and become part of our future by supporting the Trust for Historic Preservation.

$200 per person or $350 per couple. Contact Christa Clark Jones, call 965-0093, email christa@sbthp.org ,

or visit sbthp.org

4/24

Waldorf School of Santa Barbara

Hike-a-Thon

8:00 AM. Toro Canyon

Come share a day in nature as a whole community, and support the Waldorf School of Santa Barbara. Pledge online or at the event.

Contact Emma Rollin Moore, call 967-6656, email emmarollinmoore@gmail.com , or visit waldorfsantabarbara.org

4/25

Arthritis Foundation

Walk to Cure Arthritis

7:30 PM. Santa Barbara City College West Campus Entrance

The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that unites communities across the country to put an end to arthritis. We aren’t just helping the millions of people live better with arthritis pain; we’re funding research that’s moving us closer to a cure. The event features a three-mile and one-mile course, information about arthritis, and fun activities for the whole family!

Contact Debbie Martin , call 563-4685, email debbiemartin@arthritis.org , or visit sbwalktocurearthritis.org

4/25

Pacific Pride Foundation

Pacific Pride Foundation’s Royal Ball

7:00 PM. Bacara Resort & Spa

One of the biggest and brightest events of the year, Pacific Pride Foundation’s Royal Ball celebrates our diverse community as we come together for a memorable evening in support of the HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ communities of Santa Barbara County.

Varies. Contact Jackie VanLingen, call 963.3636 x111, email jackie@pacificpridefoundation.org , or visit ppfroyalball.com

4/25

Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation

Rancho Round-Up Party

6:00 PM. El Presidio on Canon Perdido

Come enjoy a night out at the Presidio! Festivities include live music, dancing, delicious BBQ, and more. Your support will help us provide Early California Days camp to 3rd graders and Cultural Activities Summer Adventure (CASA) camp to students in Santa Barbara County.

$75 includes admission, dancing, live music, two drink tickets, BBQ dinner, Membership to the Santa Barbara Trust for

Historic Preservation and VIP Tequila Tasting; $96 if purchased seperately. Contact Christa Clark Jones, call 965-0093, email Christa@sbthp.org , or visit sbthp.org

4/25

Carpinteria Beautiful

Carpinteria Beautiful’s 18th Annual Home and Garden Tour

11:00 AM. Carpinteria, CA

Always the last Saturday in April, this is our 18th Annual Home and Garden Tour, sponsored by Carpinteria Beautiful. This self-guided tour of spectacular homes and gardens in Carpinteria is an annual event that shows off the best of our small town with a big heart. Tickets can be purchased at many local stores throughout Carpinteria, or at the Thursday Farmers Market each week in April. For more information, please contact Donnie Nair at 684-9328

$30.00. Contact Donnie Nair, call 684-9328, email mizdoni@gmail.com , or visit

carpinteriabeautiful.org/ HomeGardenTour.aspx

4/25

Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education

Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest

10:00 AM. Ventura beachfront Seaside/ Promenade Park and Surfer’s Point Boardwalk

Ventura’s Earth Day Eco Fest is one of the most popular Earth Day celebrations in the tri-county area. Visitors to the annual event will be treated to free family-friendly entertainment, education, green project displays, and eco-friendly exhibitor booths. This popular Earth Day celebration will feature the following: live, family-fun entertainment and music on two stages; more than 50 ecofriendly exhibitors and vendors; children’s education pavilion; beautiful beachfront park and boardwalk setting; kids’ scavenger hunt; arts and crafts; games and activities; food and drink; silent auction and raffle with prizes worth thousands of dollars; and free bicycle valet.

Free. Contact Toni Guy, call 570-0265, email info@venturaearthday.org , or visit venturaearthday.org

4/25

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society

Museum Marketplace

8:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria

This antiques and vintage market has more than 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, handcrafted art, and much more!

Free to buyers; $30 for selling space. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org , or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

4/26

Wildling Museum

The Wildling Museum’s Annual Spring BBQ

Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, Solvang

Join the Wildling for its Annual Spring Barbecue, an extraordinary afternoon with friends, delicious food, valley wines, music, entertainment, and a silent auction at the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort’s historic adobe. Enjoy an afternoon under the oaks, supporting an area nonprofit organization dedicated to using art to awaken a passion for nature and wilderness conservation.

Contact Jessica McLoughlin, call 686-8315, email jessica@wildlingmuseum.org , or visit wildlingmuseum.org/spring-bbq

4/29

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara Spring Benefit

6:00 PM. El Encanto, 800 Alvarado Pl.

Join trustees and patrons of the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara in celebrating the second anniversary of the museum. The evening will feature immersive installations and performances by international contemporary artists. There will be a cocktail reception.

Tickets start at $175/person ($150 tax-deductible). Contact Frederick Janka, Director of Development, call 966-5373 x101, email fjanka@mcasantabarbara.org , or visit mcasantabarbara.org

4/30

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara

One Hundred Committee Luncheon

11:30 AM. TBD

The One Hundred Committee was founded almost 30 years ago, based on the concept that if 100 women joined forces over lunch once a year, they could together raise significant scholarship funds for the girls of Girls Inc. Since its inception, the One Hundred Committee, made up entirely of community volunteers, has raised close to $4 million and the annual scholarship luncheon has become one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, featuring speakers such as Oprah Winfrey and Maria Shriver, among others.

TBD. Contact Shannon Kelly, call

963-4757 x19, email skelly@girlsincsb.org , or visit girlsincsb.org/

4/30

Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County

Community Action Champions Dinner

6:00 PM. Solvang/Buellton - venue TBD

Awards dinner honoring community leaders for the work they have done to improve the lives of low-income families, children, teens, and seniors. This is a fundraiser for the Healthy Senior Lunch program, which serves 155,000 hot, nutritious daily meals to low-income and homebound seniors each year. Past Community Action Champions include: Sheriff Bill Brown, Sister Janet Corcoran, Paula Lopez, Joseph Centeno, Judge Arthur Garcia, Superintendent Bill Cirone, and many more.

$125. Contact Holly Carmody, call 964-8857 x172, email hcarmody@cacsb.com , or visit cacsb.org

MAY

Date TBD

Botanic Gardens

Wine and Cheese Botanical Lectures

1212 Mission Canyon Rd.

Local wineries partnered with dynamic speakers provide a lovely evening of good wine, interesting conversation, and the chance to learn something new. Set aside this one Saturday a month to do something special for yourself; enjoy the Garden’s Wine and Cheese Botanical Lectures. It takes place on Saturdays, May-September and is located just a mile up Mission Canyon on your left. All proceeds go to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on community support to help us protect native plants through education, conservation, and research.

$25-$35. Contact Rebecca Mordini , call 682-4726 x102, email rmordini@sbb.org , or visit sbbg.org

Date TBD

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

North County Scholarship Awards Ceremony

3:30 PM. First Christian Church, 1550 S. College Dr., Santa Maria

Each May, proud students, their families, and local philanthropic leaders gather to celebrate student award recipients and recognize the generosity of the North Santa Barbara County community. The Scholarship Foundation’s mission is to inspire, encourage, and support Santa Barbara County students in their pursuit of higher education through financial aid advising and scholarships. Please consider supporting local students by sponsoring a scholarship; donations of any size are encouraged.

Free, open to the public. Contact Molly Kemper, call 687-6065, email mkemper@sbscholarship.org ,

or visit sbscholarship.org

5/1

Santa Barbara Police Activities League

12th Annual “Putting Kids First”

5:30 PM. Montecito Country Club

Help PAL celebrate 15 years of positively influencing the lives of teens by joining us for an evening of fun and fellowship, complete with a live and silent auction. PAL will be honoring Pastor James and Patricia Stretchberry for their many years of service to PAL and the community.

Contact Michelle Hillman Meyering, call 962-5560, email michelle@sbpal.org , or visit sbpal.org

5/1

Bishop Garcia Diego High School

BDHS Annual Golf Tournament

10:30 AM. Glen Annie Golf Club, 405 Glen Annie Rd.

This annual sold-out event is the longest-running, consecutive golf tournament in the Santa Barbara area. The tournament will take place at the beautiful Glen Annie Golf Course, where you can expect a fun-filled day offering 18 holes of golf followed by dinner and a raffle. This tournament is different than any other tournament in the Santa Barbara area; the tournament offers food, beverages, activities at each hole, and local school “celebrities”. A box lunch awaits each golfer along with a bag packed with golf items, apparel, certificates, and local treats at their golf cart.

Cardinal $5,000 – Red Tail $1,500 – Single Player $200 – Tee Sponsor $250. Contact Stacey Carr, call 967-1266 x 105, email scarr@bishopdiego.org , or visit bishopdiego.org

5/2

Santa Barbara Middle School

Saturday Night Fever

5:30 PM. Rockwood Women’s Club, 670 Mission Canyon Rd.

Annual fundraising dinner, featuring a live and silent auction, to benefit SBMS. Appetizers and dinner by Lorraine Lim Catering. Come join the disco fun!

$100. Contact Christine Cowles Bergamin, call 563-9781, email christine@sbms.org , or visit sbms.org

5/2

Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic

Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rancheros Visitadores Ride for a Cure

2:00 PM. Downtown Solvang to Old Mission Santa Inés

Wrangle up the family, get your pink on, and join over 800 Rancheros Visitadores on horseback as they parade in pink through downtown Solvang to Old Mission Santa Inés. Community members will gather to witness a blessing of the riders and a check presentation to support local breast cancer programs and patients provided by Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic.

Free. Contact Stephanie Carlyle, call 898-2116, email stephanie@ccsb.org , or visit ccsb.org

5/2

Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center

Chocolate de Vine

4:00 PM. Rincon Catering and Beach Club, 3805 Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria

A mouth-watering celebration of chocolate & wine. Live & silent auctions to raise funds for Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center. The event will offer guests taste samplings of fabulous chocolate creations from local chocolatiers and pastry chefs and wine tasting of some of California’s best wineries.

VIP Tickets: $100; General Admission Tickets: $65 in advance, $75 at the door. Contact Elsa Granados, call 963-6832, email elsa@sbrcc.net , or visit sbrapecrisiscenter.org

5/2

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper

15th Annual Blue Water Ball

Time and place TBD.

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper’s 15th Annual Blue Water Ball fundraising gala will be held on Saturday, May 2. This fun and inspiring event will be attended by more than 200 of Santa Barbara’s most influential community leaders gathering in support of clean water. The event features fine food and wine, live music, an extensive silent auction, and an inspiring presentation.

Contact Morgan Coffey, Development Director, call 563-3377 x2, email morgan@sbck.org , or visit sbck.org

5/2

Center of the Heart

May High Tea Party & Fashion Show

2:00 PM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

Join us for a glorious Celebration of Women! We will also be having “table topics” and a wonderful drawing with many terrific prizes! We will be serving a delightful offering of assorted teas, tea sandwiches, scones, and other treats you don’t want to miss. Plus, enjoy a Fashion Show, Best Hat contest, and more.

$20. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com , or visit centeroftheheart.com

5/2

Music Academy of the West

May Madness

9:00 AM. Music Academy campus, 1070 FairWay Rd.

May Madness, the annual treasure and estate sale benefiting the Music Academy of the West’s full-scholarship program, will take place this year from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the Music Academy, located at 1070 Fairway Road in Santa Barbara. Sale items will include furniture, rugs, small appliances, kitchenware, garden accessories, fine linens, antiques, silver, crystal, china, art, collectibles, books, board games, music and movies, electronics, jewelry, men’s and women’s clothing, luggage, and sports equipment.

Free. Contact Tim Dougherty, call 969-4726, email tdougherty@musicacademy.org , or visit musicacademy.org

5/2

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation

1st Annual Moments in Time Event - Masquerade Party

7:00 PM. Santa Barbara Club

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation’s First Annual Moments in Time Event this year features a Masquerade Party. Join us in your most elegant masquerade costume. the event features sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dancing, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation’s programs to support families of children with cancer in the Tri-Counties.

$125. Contact Bryan Kerner, call 563-4723, email bryan@teddybearcancerfoundation.org , or visit teddybearcancerfoundation.org

5/3

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

Fork & Cork Classic

3:30 PM. Montecito Country Club

Premiere event for food and wine aficionados. Over 25 top Santa Barbara Restaurants and Wineries showcasing their best in the beautiful upper lawn of the Montecito Country Club overlooking the Pacific. Music, fun, games, and spectacular Silent Auction.

$95 General; $125 VIP. Contact Diane M. Durst, call 967-5741 x104, email dmdurst@foodbanksbc.org , or visit foodbanksbc.org

5/3

Santa Barbara Humane Society

Annual Open House

12:00 PM. Santa Barbara Humane Society, 5399 Overpass Rd.

Bring the family for a day of fun at the Santa Barbara Humane Society’s beautiful five-acre shelter and meet our adoptable dogs and cats, eat lunch, and watch live demonstrations from local dog training groups. There is face painting for the kids, a magic show, and a Puppy Parade. The event also features $5 vaccinations for your furry companion at our on-site veterinary clinic.

Admission is free, donations encouraged. Contact Rebecca Tivang, call 964-4777 x17 , email rebecca@sbhumanesociety.org , or visit sbhumanesociety.org

5/3

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Jewish Festival

11:00 AM. Oak Park

A day of Jewish culture, music, food, and fun! Our headliner is remarkable Jewish Blues musician Saul Kaye. Other performers include Klezmer Juice and Flor De Kanela Israeli dancers.

Contact Mike Witt, call 957-1115, email mwitt@sbjf.ofg , or visit jewishsantabarbara.org

5/6

Santa Ynez High School Music Department

Spring Concert

7:00 PM. Santa Ynez High Little Theater

Come join us for an evening of music from the high school band, concert choir, and vocal ensemble.

$10 adults, $5 students. Contact Mr. Clarno, call 688-6487, email cclarno@syvuhsd.org

5/7

Youth and Family Services

Reaching for Stars

6:00 PM. Montecito Country Club

More than 15 chefs from Santa Barbara area restaurants, country clubs, and catering kitchens are joining culinary forces at the upcoming 16th annual Reaching for Stars event to benefit Youth and Family Services YMCA programs for local at-risk youth. Proceeds from Reaching for Stars sponsorships and ticket sales provide vital funding for programs, including Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter, My Home supportive housing collaborative for homeless youth, Isla Vista Teen Center, and Street Outreach Services.

Contact Lynn Karlson, call 569-1103, email lynn.karlson@ciymca.org , or visit ciymca.org/youthandfamilyservices/

5/8

Environmental Defense Center

TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday Mixer)

5:30 PM. EDC Courtyard, 906 Garden St.

Join EDC for one of the most pleasant happy hours in town with local wines, beer from New Belgium Brewing Company, hors d’oeuvres, a raffle, and live music provided by some of Santa Barbara’s finest musicians! Hosted by EDC, this is the perfect opportunity to hear from representatives of EDC and other nonprofit organizations in the tri-county region about our work in protecting the local environment.

$15.00. Contact Susannah Lopez, call 963-1622, email

slopez@environmentaldefensecenter.org

5/8

Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care

14th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon

11:00 AM. The Biltmore’s Coral Casino

Every year at this special event, guests gather to honor two mothers – one living and one in memory – and celebrate their lives and acknowledge their contributions to the community. Sally Hall will be celebrated and presented by her children; Mercedes Eichholz will be remembered by her daughter Joan Davidson. The event will include an exciting fashion show, silent and live auctions, delectable lunch and drinks, and a heartfelt program.

$150. Contact Rebecca Benard, call 690-6290, email rebecca.benard@vnhcsb.org , or visit vnhcsb.org/luncheon

5/9

AHA! Attitude. Harmony. Achievement.

Sing It Out!

5:30 AM. Deckers Outdoor Corp. Headquarters

In Sing It Out, a dozen non-musician teens learn to sing as a way of transforming their lives. Professional musicians and trained facilitators help these brave youth bring their inner stories to a chosen song over the course of 13 weeks. In the culminating performance, they bring it to the stage, where they are backed by a full professional band.

$25 and up. Contact Molly Green, call 770-7200 x 2, email molly@ahasb.org , or visit ahasb.org

5/9

United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County

Rally 4 Kids

8:00 AM. Launch from QAD & Bella Vista Ranch

Car Aficionados join together to rev their engines and Rally for United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County. This will be our 2nd annual event, and this year’s rally will soar to an even higher level with some new twists, an all new rally route, and some new additions too keep it interesting. Contact our United Office (805) 681-1315 for more information.

$750 to Register as a Driver; $200 per Supporter. Contact Karen May Ortiz, call 681-1315, email Karen@unitedbg.org ,

or visit unitedbg.org

5/15-5/17

CALM

Antiques, Decorative Arts & Vintage Show and Sale

11:00 AM. Earl Warren Showgrounds

The Antiques, Decorative Arts and Vintage Show to benefit CALM began 21 years ago and is now recognized as one of the most sought-after shows on the West Coast. So come see for yourself. There are eighty national and international dealers who consistently bring a large selection and variety of merchandise, which makes it possible for the beginning collector and the most discriminating connoisseur to find that must-have special treasure to buy.

$6/5 chidren under 12 free.

Contact April Thede, call 898-9715, email arthede@cox.net , or visit calmantiqueshows.com

5/16

Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP)

Basil’s BIG Bash

5:00 PM. QAD - 100 Innovation Pl., Summerland

Named after ASAP’s infamous black cat mascot, Basil’s BIG Bash celebrates the ongoing work of saving the lives of felines in Santa Barbara County. Always a night to remember with a cocktail reception, lively auction, light dinner, and dancing to Area 51 under the stars at the QAD Headquarters over looking the Pacific Ocean!

$75. Contact Angela Walters Rockwell, call 794-9574, email director@asapcats.org , or visit asapcats.org

5/16

United Boys & Girls Clubs of Carpinteria

Annual Benefit Auction & Dinner

5:00 PM. Carpinteria Boys & Girls Club

Come celebrate the 31st Annual Benefit Auction & Dinner to support the youth of Carpinteria. Enjoy one of a kind live and silent auctions, gourmet food, and a hosted bar.

$75. Contact Courtney Frazer, call 684-1568, email cfrazer@unitedbg.org , or visit unitedbg.org

5/17

Coalition Against Gun Violence

20th Anniversary Celebration

2:00 PM. Santa Barbara Club

Attend the Coalition Against Gun Violence’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser at the Santa Barbara Club. Celebrate the many successes of Santa Barbara’s only community-based gun violence prevention organization. All proceeds will be used to ensure our second successful gun buyback on June 13th. Unique this year, CAGV will be honoring community leaders who have made a difference in gun violence prevention.

Price TBD. Contact Carol Nicoletti, call 886-6249, email carolnicoletti805@cox.net , or visit sbcoalition.org

5/19

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara

Lunafest

7:00 PM. Metro 4 Theatre, 618 State St.

LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for, and about women. This season, our program of eight films – filled with stories of reflection, hope, and humor – will travel to over 150 cities and screen in front of 25,000 people.

Contact Jilli Spear, call 957-1115, email jspear@sbjf.org , or visit jewishsantabarbara.org

5/22

Summer Solstice Celebration

Summer Solstice Drawing for King and Queen

6:00 PM. 631 Garden St.

Summer Solstice Drawing for King and Queen of the 41st Annual Parade and Workshop Open House at the Solstice Community Arts Workshop. Winner Need Not be Present to Win. You can still enter if you buy your raffle ticket at the event.

Free; Raffle tickets are $10. Contact Claudia Bratton, call 965-3396, email solstice@solsticeparade.com , or visit solsticeparade.com

5/23-5/25

Children’s Creative Project

I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival

10:00 AM. Santa Barbara Old Mission

On the Memorial Day weekend, 300 artists and young people transform the Old Mission plaza with 150 colorful, large-scale street paintings for 25,000 annual visitors. The artists (madonnari) begin drawing on Saturday and continue throughout the three-day festival that each day also features live music on the Mission lawn, authentic Italian cuisine, specialty items, and a street painting area just for children. Benefiting Children’s Creative Project arts education programs in public schools — a program of Santa Barbara County Education Office. Wheelchair accessible.

Free. Contact Kathy Koury, call 964-4710 x4411, email ccp@sbceo.org , or visit Imadonnarifestival.com

5/23-5/25

SCAPE

Art Along the Creek, Restoring Lands, Restoring Lives

Saturday 2-6p; Sunday-Monday 11-6 37 Mountain Drive @ corner of Mission Canyon Rd.

Enjoy more than 200 works of art in the open air, arranged under the sycamores with live music throughout the three days. Juried show choses the best paintings, plein aire, sketches, multi-media, watercolor and pastels to make an alfresco gallery you’re not likely to experience often. Small Bites of Art for sale – original art on 8x8 canvases for $100. Beneficiary Phoenix Santa Barbara receives 40% of sale price. Dogs are welcome too.

Free. Contact call 917-902-1920, >, or visit www.S-C-A-P-E.org

5/23

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society

Museum Marketplace

8:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria

This antiques and vintage market has more than 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, handcrafted art, and much more!

Free to buyers; $30 for selling space. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org , or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

5/27

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

South County Scholarship Awards Ceremony

3:30 PM. Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens

Each May, proud students, their families, and local philanthropic leaders gather to celebrate student award recipients and recognize the generosity of the South Santa Barbara County community. The Scholarship Foundation’s mission is to inspire, encourage, and support Santa Barbara County students in their pursuit of higher education through financial aid advising and scholarships. Please consider supporting local students by sponsoring a scholarship; donations of any size are encouraged.

Free, open to the public. Contact Molly Kemper, call 687-6065, email mkemper@sbscholarship.org , or visit sbscholarship.org

5/29

Special Olympics Santa Barbara

7th Annual Inspire Greatness Luncheon Celebration

12:00 PM. County Courthouse Sunken Gardens

The Annual Luncheon Celebration honors Special Olympics athletes, volunteers, and Law Enforcement Agencies that contribute to the spirit of Special Olympics sports programs. The Luncheon celebrates the upcoming Torch Run that will pass through Santa Barbara on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015, and serves as a congratulatory send-off for athletes competing in the 2015 Summer Games to be held at Cal State Long Beach on June 13-14. Join us for a great afternoon of recognition!

Suggested donation: 35. Contact Michelle Duke, call 884-1516, email mduke@sosc.org , or visit sosc.org/santabarbara

5/30

American Heart Association

Heart Beach Ball

6:00 PM. Bacara Resort & Spa

The “Heart Beach Ball,” is an event to raise funds for research and initiatives preventing heart disease. The American Heart Association is committed to helping our children live stronger, healthier lives with education, research and public policies that effect where they live, learn and play. Join us for cocktails, an auction, dinner and dancing.

$250/ticket. Contact Sarah Stretz, call 963-8862, email Sarah.Stretz@heart.org , or visit sbheartball.heart.org

5/30

Montecito Family YMCA

5K ,Tot Trot, and Family Fun Day

8:00 AM. Montecito

Start summer off with this fun-filled event at the Montecito Family YMCA. This is a family-friendly 5K run/walk and children’s Tot Trot that ends with a wonderful brunch at the Montecito Family YMCA. Bring the whole family — runners, walkers and strollers are all welcome.

$30 for adults; $20 for kids ages 6-14; $8 for child Tot Trot. Contact Amaris Guerra, call 969-3288 x106, email Amaris.Guerra@ciymca.org , or visit ciymca.org/montecito/

5/31

Center of the Heart

Jennifer Russell’s Soulebration

10:30 AM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

Center of the Heart proudly presents Jennifer Russell and Michael Gayle’s SOULEBRATION, a musical celebration that is like “immersing yourself in the inspiration of the best music and the love of a most powerful prayer,” quotes Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center. Jennifer and Michael are music composers who created this original program to help create more peace in the world. They invite all to come and experience peace through devotional music, chanting, prayer and meditation. This program is non-denominational.

Free; donations are accepted. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com , or visit centeroftheheart.com

JUNE
Date TBD

Hospice of Santa Barbara

Dia de las Comidas

TBD. TBD

Join Hospice of Santa Barbara for Dia de las Comidas as community restaurants generously open their doors and hearts to Hospice of Santa Barbara in support of the organization’s Hispanic Family Services program. A generous portion of the day’s proceeds from participating restaurants will be donated to Hospice of Santa Barbara.

Contact Ana Luna, call 563-8820, email aluna@hospiceofsb.org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

Date TBD

Botanic Gardens

Wine and Cheese Botanical Lectures

1212 Mission Canyon Rd.

Local wineries partnered with dynamic speakers provide a lovely evening of good wine, interesting conversation, and the chance to learn something new. Set aside this one Saturday a month to do something special for yourself; enjoy the Garden’s Wine and Cheese Botanical Lectures. It takes place on Saturdays, May-September and is located just a mile up Mission Canyon on your left. All proceeds go to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on community support to help us protect native plants through education, conservation, and research.

$25-$35. Contact Rebecca Mordini , call 682-4726 x102, email rmordini@sbbg.org , or visit sbbg.org

6/4

Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Opening of Ray Strong Exhibition

5:00 AM. Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Explore the work of Santa Barbara artist Ray Strong in a community celebration of his work.

Free. Contact Jeanne Buchanan,

call 966-1601, email membership@sbhistorical.org , or visit santabarbaramuseum.com

6/6

Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center

Jodi House’s First Annual Hike/Walk and Roll for Brain Injury

10:00 AM. Elings Park (Godric Grove)

Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center is excited to announce our first annual Hike/Walk and Roll for Brain Injury! Join us on Saturday, June 6, 2015, from 9:00am to 2:00pm at Elings Park (Godric Grove) to walk or roll ½ mile, or hike a 5k trail route, in the name of supporting care for our community’s brain-injured residents. Your participation is crucial for Jodi House, the ONLY brain injury support center in the county, to continue helping members in the community.

Contact Michelle Belko, call 845-1074, email michelle@jodihouse.org , or visit jodihouse.org/

6/6

Los Olivos Rotary Club Foundation

Los Olivos Jazz & Olive Festival

1:00 PM. Lavinia Campbell Park, Los Olivos

11th annual festival featuring wonderful wine tastings poured by 30 local wineries, together with food created by 30 chefs, and superb live jazz by stars, including GRAMMY nominee Denise Donatelli, with everything included in the admission price. Info and tickets through PAYPAL at jazzandolivefestival.org or by phone at

(805) 325-9280.

$60. Contact Peter Robbins, call 895-0476, email peterobbins@verizon.net , or visit jazzandolivefestival.org

6/6

C.A.R.E.4Paws and Old Yeller Ranch Rescue

Pups & Purrs FUNdraiser

4:00 PM. Fess Parker Winery, Los Olivos

The “Pawty of the Year” features great wine, food and dessert from Industrial Eats, live music, and a silent and live auction with wonderful packages, plus adoptable dogs from Old Yeller Ranch Rescue. Proceeds go to benefit OYRR’s rescue/adoption efforts, C.A.R.E.4Paws’ community outreach, and free spay/neuter program for low-income pet owners.

$40 before May 1; then $50. Contact C.A.R.E.4Paws, call 968-2273, email info@care4paws.org , or visit care4paws.org

6/6

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara

Feed the Funk

7:00 PM. The Funk Zone

An event for and from Jewish Federation’s Young Adult Division, Feed the Funk is an annual benefit concert featuring incredible music, food trucks, a silent auction, a prize drawing and more!

Contact Jilli Spear, call 957-1115, email jspear@sbjf.org , or visit jewishsantabarbara.org

6/7

Environmental Defense Center

Green & Blue: A Coastal Celebration

2:00 PM. Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta

The annual benefit and Environmental hero awards presentation is EDC’s largest and most successful fundraiser of the year held outside in the gardens at Rancho La Patera & Stow House in Goleta. Guests enjoy local wine, hors d’oeuvres and dessert, live music, silent and live auctions filled with unique items, and an award presentation to our 2015 Environmental Heroes, all amidst the lush surroundings of the historic Stow House.

$100.00. Contact Beth Pitton-August, call 963-1622, email bpitton-august@environmentaldefensecenter.org ,

6/11

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

South Coast Business & Technology Awards

5:00 PM. The Fess Parker, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

Local leaders in business and technology gather to recognize individuals and companies who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to ensuring the economic vitality of the South Coast of Santa Barbara County. Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara’s South Coast Business & Technology Awards Fund, which grants scholarships to local students studying business- and technology-related subjects at local schools. To date, the fund has distributed more than 650 awards totaling more than $1.65 million.

Sponsorships only: $2,750 for a table of 10. Contact Molly Kemper, call 687-6065, email mkemper@sbscholarship.org , or visit sbscholarship.org/south-coast-business-technology-awards/

6/13

Alpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara

Imagine Park Dedication

4501 Cathedral Oaks Rd.

Join us celebrating and recognizing the founding donors of beautiful Imagine Park, a new event space located in the lower foothills of Santa Barbara. You’re invited to walk the pathways and enjoy the orchard and fountains, as well as the natural beauty of the area. Sponsorship with naming opportunities are available in the park and for the event.

Free. Contact Marisa Pasquini, call 683-2145, email mpasquini@alphasb.org , or visit alphasb.org

6/13

Center of the Heart

Dinner & a Movie

6:30 PM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

Everyone is invited to join us for a movie and dinner. This is a wonderful way for us to gather together, share laughter, and connect! The Center will provide themed dinner, dessert, tea, and coffee. Come join the fun!

$10. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com , or visit centeroftheheart.com

6/18

Goleta Valley Historical Society and Old Spanish Days

Fiesta Ranchera

5:00 PM. Rancho La Patera & Stow House

A festive evening of fun, food, music, and dancing...Stroll the beautiful historic gardens to sample appetizers and sweets from local restaurants and chefs with a bar and award-winning local wineries also on-site. Enjoy performances by the 2015 Junior Spirit and Spirit of Fiesta. End the magical evening with dancing under the stars.

$45. Contact Dacia Harwood, call 681-7216, email dacia@goletahistory.org , or visit stowhouse.com

6/19

Summer Solstice Celebration

Summer Solstice Music & Arts Festival Kickoff Party

4:00 PM. Alameda Park

Kick Off for the Summer Solstice Parade and Music and Arts Festival Weekend. Live entertainment on main stage, Food Court open with delicious offerings, 75 Arts and Crafts booths open.

Free. Contact Claudia Bratton, call 965-3396, email solstice@solsticeparade.com , or visit solsticeparade.com

6/20

Summer Solstice Celebration

Solstice PARADE & Music and Arts Festival

12:00 PM. Downtown Santa Barbara, State St.

Solstice Parade starts at State and Cota and goes to Micheltorena starting at noon and ending at Alameda Park at the Solstice Music and Arts Festival.

Free. Contact Claudia Bratton, call 965-3396, email

solstice@solsticeparade.com , or visit solsticeparade.com
6/20

Summer Solstice Celebration

Solstice Music and Arts Festival

12:00 PM. Alameda Park

Summer Solstice Music & Arts Festival continues at Alameda Park. Noon - 8:00pm. Live entertainment on main stage, Food Court open with delicious offerings, 75 Arts and Crafts booths open, DJ stage, Children’s festival and Kid’s stage with entertainment and free art projects. Saturday only: a drum circle from noon to 8:00pm.

Free. Contact Claudia Bratton, call 965-3396, email solstice@solsticeparade.com , or visit solsticeparade.com

6/21

Summer Solstice Celebration

Solstice Music and Arts Festival

12:00 PM. Alameda Park

Summer Solstice Music & Arts Festival continues at Alameda Park. Noon - 6:00pm. Live entertainment on main stage starts at 1:00pm, Food Court open with delicious offerings, 75 Arts and Crafts booths open, DJ stage, Children’s festival and Kid’s stage with entertainment and free art projects.

Free. Contact Claudia Bratton, call 965-3396, email solstice@solsticeparade.com , or visit solsticeparade.com

6/27

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Santa Barbara Wine Festival™

2:00 PM. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

The 2015 Santa Barbara Wine Festival™ will take place along the banks of Mission Creek at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Join us on June 27, 2015, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Mingle with winemakers, bakers, and chefs in the sunshine, under the oak trees. Guests enjoy the best of Central Coast Wines and try their luck in our Every Cork Wins! raffle.

Contact Meridith Moore, call 682-4711 x 112, email mmoore@sbnature2.org , or visit sbnature.org/winefestival

6/27

People Helping People

Wine Country Bike Trek

9:00 AM. Midland School, 5100 Figueroa Mountain Rd., Los Olivos

Wine Country Bike Trek is well established and one of the most popular cycling events in Santa Barbara County. The entire ride takes place in the Santa Ynez Valley wine country, where riders can choose from a one-, two-, or three-day ride. Saturday’s ride will also include the second year of Bike & Brew, featuring craft beer tastings.

$75. Contact Erica Valdes, call 686-0295 x 109, email erica@syvphp.org , or visit winecountrybiketrek.com

6/27

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society

Museum Marketplace

8:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria

This antiques and vintage market has more than 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, handcrafted art, and much more!

Free to buyers; $30 for selling space. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org , or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

JULY

Date TBD

Botanic Gardens

Wine and Cheese Botanical Lectures

1212 Mission Canyon Rd.

Local wineries partnered with dynamic speakers provide a lovely evening of good wine, interesting conversation, and the chance to learn something new. Set aside this one Saturday a month to do something special for yourself; enjoy the Garden’s Wine and Cheese Botanical Lectures. It takes place on Saturdays, May-September and is located just a mile up Mission Canyon on your left. All proceeds go to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on community support to help us protect native plants through education, conservation, and research.

$25-$35. Contact Rebecca Mordini , call 682-4726 x102, email rmordini@sbb.org , or visit sbbg.org

7/4

Goleta Valley Historical Society and Old Spanish Days

Old Fashioned 4th of July

11:00 PM. Rancho La Patera & Stow House

Join us for a hometown festival featuring live music, hayrides, delicious BBQ, games, local artists, the old engine show, and much more.

$7. Contact Dacia Harwood, call 681-7216, email dacia@goletahistory.org , or visit stowhouse.com

7/5

Friends of the Los Alamos Public Library

Bark for Books

2:00 PM. Los Alamos

The sixth annual Los Alamos Dog Races will be held again this year at Ferrini Park on Bell Street in Los Alamos. Friendly dogs (and their owners) help raise funds to support the Los Alamos Public Library by participating in races and costume and dog trick competitions. This event is doggone fun for spectators, owners and pooches of all ages.

Free admission; $10 registration fees for each event entered. Contact Vickie Gill, call 344-1530, email losalamosfriends@gmail.com , or visit losalamospubliclibrary.com

7/10

Environmental Defense Center

TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday Mixer)

5:30 PM. EDC Courtyard, 906 Garden St.

Join EDC for one of the most pleasant happy hours in town with local wines, beer from New Belgium Brewing Company, hors d’oeuvres, a raffle, and live music provided by some of Santa Barbara’s finest musicians! Hosted by EDC, this is the perfect opportunity to hear from representatives of EDC and other nonprofit organizations in the tri-county region about our work in protecting the local environment.

$15.00. Contact Susannah Lopez, call 963-1622, email

slopez@environmentaldefensecenter.org

7/11

Ganna Walska Lotusland

LotusFest!

2:00 PM. Ganna Walska Lotusland

LotusFest is a celebration of the spectacular flower that is Lotusland’s namesake. Guests will have the opportunity to view these uniquely beautiful flowers while enjoying a relaxing afternoon at this casual, fun event. Enjoy wine tasting from Santa Barbara County’s premier vintners, delectable hors d’oeuvres, live music, lotus viewing and more! Reservations required.

Contact Courtney Tentler, call 969-3767 x116, email ctentler@lotusland.org , or visit lotusland.org

7/11

People Helping People

Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic

11:30 AM. Circle JB Polo Ranch, 560 McMurray Rd., Buellton

Please join us on Saturday, July 11, 2015, for the 4th Annual Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic celebration, benefiting People Helping People. The 2014 event was an unqualified success with a crowd of over 700 in attendance. In 2015, guests will once again enjoy a fast-paced polo match, featuring several of the highest-rated players in the world in addition to our local Santa Ynez Valley polo celebrities.

$250 VIP; $10 General Admission. Contact Erica Valdes, call 686-0295 x109, email erica@syvphp.org , or visit syvphp.org/ events/poloclassic

7/11

Pacific Pride Foundation

Pacific Pride Festival

Location TBD

The Pacific Pride Festival is the largest annual LGBTQ celebration on the Central Coast, providing a safe, open space for this multifaceted community and its allies to come together. The Festival features a full-day lineup of live entertainment and activities.

Contact Jackie VanLingen, call 963-3636 x111, email

jackie@pacificpridefoundation.org , or visit pacificpridefestival.org

7/17

Hospice of Santa Barbara

Heart of Hospice Reception

TBD

Honoring the individuals dedicated to creating a circle of compassionate support for accessible hospice care in Santa Barbara. If you would like to attend, please contact us as this event is by invitation only.

Donation. Contact Ana Luna, call 563-8820, email aluna@hospiceofsb.org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

7/18

Alzheimer’s Association California Central Chapter

2015 Santa Barbara Blondes vs. Brunettes

11:00 AM. Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Alzheimer’s Association’s Blondes and Brunettes compete in a flag football game to help raise awareness and funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. In 2014, Santa Barbara Blondes vs. Brunettes raised more than $56,000. Sign up as a participant, coach, or volunteer today!

Contact Rachael Randall, call 892-4259, email rrandall@alz.org , or visit act.alz.org/bvbsb

7/18

Santa Barbara Historical Museum

La Fiesta del Museo

5:00 PM. Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Join us for THE Fiesta party of the season — flamenco perelegant dinner, rare Fiesta memorabilia exhibition, historic costume fashion show, exclusive silent auction, and dancing all night under the moonlight in the Museum’s lovely Spanish courtyards.

TBD. Contact Jeanne Buchanan, call 966-1601, email membership@sbhistorical.org , or visit santabarbaramuseum.com

7/25

Santa Barbara Outrigger Canoe Club

2015 California Outrigger State Sprint Championships

8:00 AM. Leadbetter Beach

Annual outrigger race for State Sprint Championships, featuring outrigger canoe racing for all age divisions. Heats occur throughout the day, finishing with an award ceremony. Music, vendors, food trucks, and beer garden in festive, family-friendly environment and the aloha spirit!

Free. Contact Teresa Dayrit, call 448-8665, email info@sbocc.org , or visit sbocc.org

7/25

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Carriage House

Fiesta Preludio de Santa Ynez

5:30 PM. Santa Ynez

Spanish dancers, music, and a delicious dinner create a special summer evening at the Historical Museum. A raffle for 100 bottles of Valley wines and a lively auction keep making this a popular event benefiting the Museum.

Contact Chris Bashforth, call 688-7889, email syvm@verizon.net , or visit santaynezmuseum.org

7/25

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society

Museum Marketplace

8:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria

This antiques and vintage market has more than 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, handcrafted art, and much more!

Free to buyers; $30 for selling space. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org , or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

7/26

Ganna Walska Lotusland

Lotusland Celebrates

4:00 PM. Ganna Walska Lotusland

Lotusland’s annual gala fundraiser is always the hottest ticket of the summer! Get your tickets early as this is always a sold-out affair, featuring cocktails and whimsical entertainment in the garden, followed by a sit-down dinner on Lotusland’s Main Lawn and a lively auction.

Contact Courtney Tentler, call 969-3767 x116, email ctentler@lotusland.org , or visit lotusland.org

7/31

Art From Scrap

Annual Assemblage Event & Fundraiser

6:00 PM. Art From Scrap

Join us for an evening of art, music, delicious food, and wine. Bid on your favorite work of art in our silent auction. Proceeds support Art From Scrap’s art and environmental education programming.

$15. Contact Jill, call 884-0459, email jill@exploreecology.org , or visit ExploreEcology.org

AUGUST

Date TBD

Botanic Gardens

Wine and Cheese Botanical Lectures

1212 Mission Canyon Rd.

Local wineries partnered with dynamic speakers provide a lovely evening of good wine, interesting conversation, and the chance to learn something new. Set aside this one Saturday a month to do something special for yourself; enjoy the Garden’s Wine and Cheese Botanical Lectures. It takes place on Saturdays, May-September and is located just a mile up Mission Canyon on your left. All proceeds go to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on community support to help us protect native plants through education, conservation, and research.

$25-$35. Contact Rebecca Mordini , call 682-4726 x102, email rmordini@sbb.org , or visit sbbg.org

Date TBD

Sansum Clinic

Camp Wheez

Santa Barbara

Camp Wheez is a day camp each year in August for elementary school children, grades 1-6, with chronic asthma, providing them with a camp experience designed for their special needs. Campers learn about their asthma while they participate in recreation and arts and crafts. Camp Wheez is held the first week of August, free of charge and open to the community. To learn more, visit www.sansumclinic.org/camp-wheez .

Free. Contact Margaret Weiss, call 737-8754, email Mweiss@sansumclinic.org , or visit sansumclinic.org

8/7

Music Academy of the West

CABARET

6:00 PM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort

This year’s CABARET gala fundraiser benefiting the Music Academy of the West will take place at 6 pm on Friday, August 7, at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara. Featuring cocktails, a gourmet dinner, a live auction, and electrifying performances of classical, Broadway, and pop favorites by Music Academy Voice and Instrumental Fellows, the event is an annual favorite among local philanthropists and one of the most anticipated benefits of the year.

Contact Colleen Breen, call 695-7917, email cbreen@musicacademy.org , or visit musicacademy.org

8/8

Kiwanis Club of Santa Barbara

Kiwanis Fiesta Pancake Breakfast

7:00 AM. Alameda Park

Come join us for the 64th Annual Kiwanis Fiesta Pancake Breakfast. It is a tradition for many generations of locals and visitors alike. Enjoy a hardy breakfast with hundreds of your closest family and friends. Then walk over to see the Children’s Parade on State Street.

$7.00. Contact Anita Dominocielo, call 451-2928, email vol@volunteersb.com , or visit kiwanisclubofsantabarbara.org

8/13

Hospice of Santa Barbara

Solo Art Exhibition and Open House

5:30 PM. Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Leigh Block Gallery, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. 100

Join Hospice of Santa Barbara for its next art exhibition open house to enjoy wine, refreshments, and the artwork of an as-yet-tobe-announced local artist. A portion of the proceeds from art sales will be donated to Hospice of Santa Barbara.

Free. Contact Ana Luna, call 563-8820, email aluna@hospiceofsb.org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

8/15

Botanic Gardens

Trails N Tails

10:00 AM. 1212 Mission Canyon Rd.

Dogs and dog lovers will not want to miss this fun day full of canine activities in the Garden. The Garden is always a great place to bring your dog, and vendors, events, and pet adoptions make this day special. Each dog gets to bring a person for free. All proceeds go to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on community support to help us protect native plants through education, conservation, and research.

One free admission per dog. Contact Rebecca Mordini, call 682-4726 x 102, email rmordini@sbbg.org , or visit sbbg.org

8/22

Aloha Spirit S.B.

Aloha Spirit Bash

12:00 PM. Elings Park Soccer Fields

A cultural Hawaiian event complete with Hawaiian cuisine, authentic Hawaiian entertainment, vendors, beer and wine garden, silent auction, and raffle. The goal of the Aloha Spirit Bash is to bring cultural awareness and the Aloha Spirit to Santa Barbara while raising funds that are donated to a selected nonprofit in the Santa Barbara community.

$25 + $5 parking fee per vehicle. Contact Ruben Torrez, call 895-2772, email AlohaSpiritBash@yahoo.com , or visit AlohaSpiritBash.org

8/24

St. Vincent’s

St. Vincent’s 14th Annual Golf Classic

9:00 AM. La Cumbre Country Club, 4015 Via Laguna

St. Vincent’s annual Golf Classic is a great day of premier golf on La Cumbre Country Club’s magnificent, 18-hole course in support of St. Vincent’s Children & Family Service Programs. 9am: Registration; 11am: Lunch Buffet; noon: Shotgun Start; 5pm: Reception & Awards Ceremony.

$375 per single player. Contact Cheryl Gawron, call 683-6381, email cgawron@sv-sb.org , or visit stvincents-sb.org

8/29

Santa Barbara Zoo

Zoofari Ball XXX

5:30 PM. Santa Barbara Zoo

The wildest party in Santa Barbara takes on a New Orleans flavor this year. Guests will let the good times roll and enjoy mint juleps, Cajun-inspired cuisine, and dancing under the stars. Both silent and live auctions hold surprises and help support the Zoo. Zoofari usually sells out in advance.

$300 until 8/1; then $350. Contact Jason Patton, call 962-5339 x 112, email jpatton@sbzoo.org , or visit sbzoo.org

8/29

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society

Museum Marketplace

8:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria

This antiques and vintage market has more than 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, handcrafted art, and much more!

Free to buyers; $30 for selling space. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org , or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

SEPTEMBER

Date TBD

Botanic Gardens

Wine and Cheese Botanical Lectures

1212 Mission Canyon Rd.

Local wineries partnered with dynamic speakers provide a lovely evening of good wine, interesting conversation, and the chance to learn something new. Set aside this one Saturday a month to do something special for yourself; enjoy the Garden’s Wine and Cheese Botanical Lectures. It takes place on Saturdays, May-September and is located just a mile up Mission Canyon on your left. All proceeds go to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on community support to help us protect native plants through education, conservation, and research.

$25-$35. Contact Rebecca Mordini , call 682-4726 x102, email rmordini@sbb.org , or visit sbbg.org

9/11

Environmental Defense Center

TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday Mixer)

5:30 PM. EDC Courtyard, 906 Garden St.

Join EDC for one of the most pleasant happy hours in town with local wines, beer from New Belgium Brewing Company, hors d’oeuvres, a raffle, and live music provided by some of Santa Barbara’s finest musicians! Hosted by EDC, this is the perfect opportunity to hear from representatives of EDC and other nonprofit organizations in the tri-county region about our work in protecting the local environment.

$15.00. Contact Susannah Lopez, call 963-1622, email

9/11

Santa Ynez Valley Marriott

Miracles Happen Charity Golf Tournament

11:00 AM. River Course at the Alisal, 150 Alisal Rd., Solvang

The Santa Ynez Valley Marriott is proud to host the third annual “Miracles Happen” Charity Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit People Helping People’s children’s health services in the Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, and Los Alamos. The tournament will be played as a Texas Scramble with 4-player teams and will include cash prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin, putting contests, and more.

$125. Contact Erica Valdes, call 686-0295 x109, email erica@syvphp.org , or visit syvmarriott.com/miracleshappen.html

9/12

Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care

11th Annual Charity Regatta

12:00 PM. Santa Barbara Yacht Club

The Santa Barbara Yacht Club’s Charity Regatta is part of a national movement and has become a signature event in Santa Barbara. For over a decade, this event has benefited Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, whose mission is compassionate and trusted care for all. It’s a fun day of racing, spectator boat rides, barbecue, live music, and silent auction and raffle — all for a good cause!

$100. Contact Rebecca Benard , call 690-6290, email rebecca.benard@vnhcsb.org , or visit vnhcsb.org/regatta

9/12

Center of the Heart

Don Jose Ruiz

2:00 PM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

Don Jose Ruiz is a popular lecturer who draws wisdom of his own life experiences, the teachings learned from his father and grandparents, Toltec wisdom, and travels to India to create a masterful philosophy to free yourself from confusion and suffering. Personally, he has overcome blindness and fear and offers an engaging and powerful perspective to the world.

$35-$45. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com , or visit centeroftheheart.com

9/13

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Out of the Darkness Community Walk

9:00 AM. Leadbetter Beach

September is Suicide Awareness Month. When you walk in the Santa Barbara AFSP Out of the Darkness Community walk, you join efforts with thousands of people nationwide to raise money for AFSP’s vital research and education programs to prevent suicides and save lives. The walks raise awareness about depression and suicide and provide comfort and assistance to those who have lost someone to suicide. All are welcome, and there is no minimum fundraising requirement.

Free. Contact Traute Winters, call

(424) 327-7101, email twinters@afsp.org , or visit afsp.org/out-of-the-darkness-walks

9/13

Arthritis Foundation

Taste of the Town Santa Barbara

12:00 PM. Riviera Park Gardens, 2030 Alameda Padre Serra

Now in its 33rd year, Taste of the Town is the original tasting event in Santa Barbara. Over 1,000 guests attend for an afternoon of wine tasting, great food, and live entertainment. Forty of Santa Barbara’s finest restaurants and 40 superb wineries donate their delectable tasting specialties to the event — all to benefit the vital work of the Arthritis Foundation.

$125. Contact Debbie Martin , call 563-4685, email debbiemartin@arthritis.org , or visit tasteofthetownsantabarbara.com

9/13

C.A.R.E.4Paws

Wags n’ Whiskers

11:00 AM. Girsh Park, Goleta

C.A.R.E.4Paws’ fun-filled Wags n’ Whiskers Festival is the largest adoption event on the Central Coast. The 7th annual festival features dogs, cats, and bunnies from more than 25 local shelters and rescue groups, along with a wide range of pet service providers and great activities for the whole family. Project PetSafe provides low-cost vaccines, microchips, and licensing for dogs from 9am-1pm.

Free. Contact C.A.R.E.4Paws, call 968-2273, email info@care4paws.org , or visit care4paws.org

9/18-9/27

Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties, Inc.

Mary Jane McCord Planned Parenthood Book Sale

Earl Warren Showgrounds

Largest used book sale in the tri-counties. Books in all categories, starting from as low as $1!

Free. Contact Lindsay Soleimani, call 722-1522, email development@ppsbvslo.org , or visit booksale.ppsbvslo.org

9/19

Ganna Walska Lotusland

Exceptional Plants: Lotusland Auction and Sale

2:00 PM. Ganna Walska Lotusland

More than just your average plant sale, this signature event is designed for garden connoisseurs, featuring rare and hard-to-find plants. The highlight of the event will be a spirited live auction during which a dozen or so very rare, very special plants will go under the gavel. Other choice plants will be offered during a silent auction of interesting and not-so-common species, many propagated from Lotusland plants. Reservations are required.

Contact Courtney Tentler, call 969-3767 ext. 116, email ctentler@lotusland.org , or visit lotusland.org

9/19

Milpas Community Association

Taste of Milpas

12:00 PM. Milpas St.

Come see why Milpas is Santa Barbara’s “Eat Street.” Food tasting, handcrafted brews, and live music.

Contact Sharon Byrnes, call 636-0475, email sharon@mcasb.org , or visit mcasb.org

9/19

United Way of Santa Barbara County

24th Annual Day of Caring

8:00 AM. Kick-off Breakfast at Ben Page Youth Ctr.; volunteering at agencies throughout Santa Barbara County

Give back to the community through a morning of helping out the various nonprofits in Santa Barbara. Following the kick-off breakfast, teams of volunteers from across the county will gather to complete much-needed tasks such as painting, cleaning, landscaping, gardening, and general repairs.

Free. Contact Cori Gacad, call 965-8591, email info@unitedwaysb.org , or visit unitedwaysb.org

9/20

Devereux CA

Diamonds and Devereux

3:00 PM. Beautiful Devereux Property

Devereux CA is celebrating 70 years of quality behavioral health services in the Santa Barbara area this year! The Diamonds and Devereux fundraiser will offer delicious hors d’oeuvres, wine, champagne, a 50/50 fundraising event, and other fun opportunities to support this worthy cause. Please contact Cassi Noel, Manager of External Affairs, to sponsor or for more information at (805) 968-2525 x202 or cnoel2@devereux.org .

$70. Contact Cassi Noel, call 968-2525 x202, email cnoel2@devereux.org , or visit devereuxca.org

9/21

Santa Barbara Resource Group Inc.

Peace Day Santa Barbara

4:00 PM. TBD

In its 6th annual salute to the International Day of Peace, Peace Day Santa Barbara invites local organizations who promote peace to tell the community what they do and how the public can become involved. The Mayor is always invited to read the Santa Barbara Peace Proclamation.

Free/donation. Contact Juanita Chatham, call 963-0880, email kraz66@cox.net , or visit PeaceDaySB.com

9/25

Community Environmental Council

Green Gala

6:30 PM. The Lark

CEC’s annual Green Gala is scheduled for Friday, September 25, 2015, at The Lark. We’ll enjoy an incredible meal under the stars while we celebrate 45 years of environmental progress.

$275.00. Contact Kathi King, call 963-0583, email kking@cecmail.org , or visit cecsb.org

9/25

Montecito Motor Classic

Gala

Time and place TBD

The Montecito Motor Classic will host its 3rd annual event GALA Friday, September 25, benefiting the Santa Barbara Police Foundation and the Santa Barbara Police Activities League. For updated information regarding this fun-filled evening complete with a live and silent auction, please visit the website, www.montecitomotorclassic.com .

Contact Michelle Meyering, call 962-5560, email michelle@sbpal.org , or visit montecitomotorclassic.com

9/25

Breast Cancer Resource Center

Think Pink Party

5:00 PM. Coral Casino

This annual fall event has been described as the “best fundraiser in S.B.” Lounge and mingle with new and old friends and enjoy great food, music, and a silent and live auction. Funds benefit BCRC educational programs and services addressing the needs of those dealing with breast cancer. Sponsorship opportunities available.

TBD. Contact BCRC, call 569-9693, email info@bcrcsb.org , or visit bcrcsb.org

9/26-9/27

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Santa Barbara Artwalk™

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

The Museum League presents the 27th Annual Artwalk at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Artwalk will feature a variety of artists, including photography, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, and crafts, with many items available for purchase. Proceeds support the museum’s science education programs and exhibits.

Contact Museum League, call 682-4711 x181, email mleague@SBNATURE2.ORG , or visit sbnature.org/artwalk

9/26

American Heart Association

Santa Barbara Heart & Stroke Walk

Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort

The Santa Barbara Heart & Stroke Walk celebrates those who have made lifestyle changes and encourages many more to take the pledge to live healthier lifestyles while raising the dollars needed to fund life-saving research and initiatives in our local community. We need your support! Join us this year! Bring your energy, passion, and your stories.

Contact Lisa Thomas, call 963-8862, email Lisa.M.Thomas@heart.org , or visit SBHeartWalk.com

9/26

Casa Serena

7th Annual Celebrate Recovery Luncheon

11:30 AM. Santa Barbara Club

This is an annual fundraiser for the Casa Serena Scholarship Program, which helps women and their children in need of financial assistance to receive treatment for alcohol and/or drug abuse.

$95/ticket. Contact Imelda Loza, call 966-1260, email iloza@casaserena.org , or visit casaserena.org

9/26

Center of the Heart

Intuitive Healing Arts Faire

10:00 AM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

Join us for a day of intuitive readings, massages, energy workers, healers, and art and jewelry vendors. Gifted participants will offer a wide variety of modalities, including Tarot cards, Numerology, Intuitive channeling, Intuitive healers, Angel Card Readers, Massage, Energy Workers, John of God Crystal Bed Sessions, and more! Each will offer mini-treatments and be available for full sessions, as well. It’s sure to be an amazing day! Come meet and experience our gifted community members.

$20-$40. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com , or visit centeroftheheart.com

9/26

Alzheimer’s Association California Central Chapter

Santa Maria Walk to End Alzheimer’s

9:00 AM. Waller Park Lakeside Terrace

More than 400 Santa Maria residents will unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. In 2014, the Santa Barbara Walk to End Alzheimer’s raised more than $48,000, contributing to more than $57.2 million raised nationwide for care, support, and research efforts for those impacted by Alzheimer’s. On Walk day, participants will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment, and support programs and services.

Free; donation suggested. Contact Rayleen Moran, call 636-6432, email rmoran@alz.org , or visit act.alz.org/santamaria

9/26

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society

Museum Marketplace

8:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria

This antiques and vintage market has more than 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, handcrafted art, and much more!

Free to buyers; $30 for selling space. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org , or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

9/27

Montecito Motor Classic

4th Annual Montecito Motor Classic

8:00 AM. Coast Village Rd., Montecito

The 4th Annual Montecito Motor Classic will be held along Coast Village Road, and we invite car aficionados, families, and the public to attend this free event on Sunday, September 27. Special cars from Michael Hammer’s collection, along with the rare and unique cars of Montecito and the central coast, will be featured. To register a car or motorcycle, please visit the website, montecitomotorclassic.com.

Contact Michelle Meyering, call 962-5560, email michelle@sbpal.org , or visit montecitomotorclassic.com

OCTOBER

Date TBD

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara Celebration Luncheon

11:30 AM. TBD

The Celebration Luncheon, incorporating the Strong, Smart, and Bold Awards, celebrates and honors local community members and organizations supporting the mission of Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara: Inspiring All Girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold.

TBD. Contact Shannon Kelly, call 963-4757 x19, email skelly@girlsincsb.org , or visit girlsincsb.org/

Date TBD

SEE International

Celebration of Sight

Santa Barbara

Support SEE International’s efforts to restore sight and transform lives throughout the world, including here in Santa Barbara. This ticketed event will feature wonderful wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner!

TBD, sponsorships available. Contact Kate Bryant, call 963-3303, email kate@seeintl.org , or visit seeintl.org

Date TBD

Starr King Parent-Child Workshop

Starr King Rummage Sale

This is the biggest and best rummage sale of the year. Starr King families collect high-quality rummage all year for this event. It is a wonderful way to support an important organization in the S.B. community while also getting a few deals.

Contact Julie Tomlinson, call 895-8583, email sailormama.jt@gmail.com , or visit starrking-pcw.org/

10/1

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation

2nd Annual Gold Ribbon Luncheon

11:00 AM. Four Seasons The Biltmore

Held on the Monte Vista Lawn, the Gold Ribbon Luncheon concludes our 3rd Annual Gold Ribbon Campaign held in recognition of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. This event is an outdoor garden party with lunch and a live and silent auction. The Campaign seeks to generate awareness about pediatric cancer and how it affects families; bring attention to the critical role TBCF plays in supporting Tri-County families that have a child experiencing cancer; and raise $200,000 to support TBCF’s emotional and financial support programs.

$150. Contact Bryan Kerner, call 563-4723, email

bryan@teddybearcancerfoundation.org

10/3

Hospice of Santa Barbara

3rd Annual Heroes of Hospice Award Ceremony

Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Front Lawn, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. 100

Enjoy a beautiful evening with cocktails and nibbles at Hospice of Santa Barbara as it honors individuals whose work has advanced hospice care in our community.

Price TBD. Contact Ana Luna , call 563-8820, email aluna@hospiceofsb.org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

10/3

Fund for Santa Barbara

22nd Annual “Bread & Roses”

3:00 PM. United States

Bread & Roses is the Fund for Santa Barbara’s largest annual fundraiser and community celebration. With nearly 800 attendees, it is one of the largest events of its kind on the Central Coast. It is a time for community activists, donors, volunteers, elected leaders, and supporters of progressive social change to gather, celebrate our work together, and raise money for the Fund’s grant-making and technical assistance programs.This year’s event will once again feature a gourmet buffet-style dinner from our region’s finest restaurants, wines from local vintners, and both a live and silent auction.

Individual Tickets & Sponsorships. Contact Javier Moreno, call 962-9164, email jmoreno@fundforsantabarbara.org , or visit fundforsantabarbara.org

10/3

Botanic Gardens

Fall Native Plant Sale

10:00 AM. 1212 Mission Canyon Rd.

Fall is the best time for planting in Santa Barbara! The Garden Growers Nursery offers its best selection of the year at the perfect time for planting. Located just a mile up Mission Canyon on your left, it’s the largest native plant sale on the Central Coast with over 5,000 plants and 400 varieties to choose from! All proceeds go to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on community support to help us protect native plants through education, conservation, and research.

Free . Contact Rebecca Mordini , call 682-4726 x102, email rmordini@sbb.org , or visit sbbg.org

10/3

Pacific Pride Foundation

25th Annual Heart + Sole AIDS Walk

Leadbetter Beach

For 25 years, our community has helped raise vital funds for the men, women, and children living with, affected by, or at risk for HIV/AIDS in Santa Barbara County.

Contact Jackie VanLingen, call 963-3636 x111, email jackie@pacificpridefoundation.org , or visit pacificpridefoundation.org

10/3

American Institute of Architects, Santa Barbara Chapter

AchitecTours

10:00 AM. Various

ArchitecTours is an annual public tour of multiple properties, highlighting the latest in Santa Barbara design by AIA architects. The tour is a great opportunity to experience the design excellence and relevance of local AIA architects, as well as landscape architects, general contractors, and subcontractors. ArchitecTours is self-guided, so you can enjoy the projects at your own pace.

$55-$65. Contact Kathy Guidry, call 966-4198 , email kathyguidry@aiasb.com , or visit aiasb.com

10/4

Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County

High Esteem Luncheon

11:30 AM. The Biltmore Resort Loggia Room

The Annual High Esteem Luncheon benefits Domestic Violence Solutions.

Price TBD. Contact Marsha Marcoe,

call 963-4458, email MarshaM@dvsolutions.org , or visit dvsolutions.org

10/4

Kiwanis Club of Carpinteria

Avocado 5K Run/Walk

7:00 AM. Viola Field, Carpinteria

This 5K Run/Walk course at the Carpinteria Bluffs is a scholarship fundraiser for Carpinteria Valley students. There will be a SBAA Grand Prix event. All ages are welcome!

$25. Contact Rosana Swing, call 680-2670, email RSRDSWING@GMAIL.COM , or visit carpkiwanis.org/

10/8

New Beginnings Counseling Center

Annual Gala

5:30 PM. El Encanto Hotel

The Annual Gala is located at the El Encanto Hotel. The event includes a pre-event reception, dinner with speakers, and a post-reception.

Price TBD. Contact Camille Jarmie, call 963-7777 x 112, email cjarmie@sbnbcc.org , or visit sbnbcc.org

10/9

Environmental Defense Center

Final TGIF: Fall Feast (Thank Goodness It’s Friday Mixer)

5:30 PM. EDC Courtyard, 906 Garden St.

The Fall Feast is our TGIF season finale celebrating the bounty of food grown right here in Santa Barbara County! Join EDC for one of the most pleasant happy hours in town with local wines; beer from New Belgium Brewing Company; a complete catered dinner made from fresh, local foods; a raffle; and live music from some of Santa Barbara’s finest! Hosted by EDC, this is the perfect opportunity to hear from representatives of EDC and other nonprofit organizations in the tri-county region about our work in protecting the local environment.

$20.00. Contact Susannah Lopez, call 963-1622, email slopez@environmentaldefensecenter.org

10/11

Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic

Cancer Center Walk/Run

8:00 AM. Montecito Union School

This family-friendly event begins and ends at Montecito Union School and includes a 10K Run at 8:00 a.m., a 5K Walk/Run at 8:30

a.m. and a Kids’ Fun Run at 10:00 a.m. Participants are invited to stay for a delicious, complimentary brunch buffet provided by the Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara, and raffle including gift certificates for local restaurants, spas, and attractions.100% of registration fees and pledges benefit the Cancer Center’s research and supportive-care programs.

$50-$60. Contact Stephanie Carlyle, call 898-2116, email Stephanie@ccsb.org , or visit ccsb.org

10/11

Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise

44th Annual Fiddlers’ Festival

10:00 AM. Rancho La Patera & Stow House, Goleta

Hear the finest in acoustic string band music from bluegrass to old time to Irish and more. There will be an old-time music contest for all ages and skill levels, as well as jam sessions and free workshops.

Price TBD. Contact Andy Doerr, call 450-2243, email aadoerr12@gmail.com , or visit fiddlersconvention.org

10/15

Breast Cancer Resource Center

Key to the Cure

5:00 PM. Saks Fifth Avenue

The “Key To The Cure” Saks national campaign raises funds for women cancer research and support centers. The official launch day will include music, food, raffle, and trunk shows. A portion of sale proceeds will benefit BCRC educational programs and services addressing the needs of those dealing with breast cancer.

Price TBD. Contact Judy Blanco, call 569-9693, email Judy@bcrcsb.org , or visit bcrcsb.org

10/15

People Helping People

Empty Bowls: Dine & Donate

8:00 AM. Santa Ynez Valley

On Thursday, October 15, PHP will celebrate “World Food Day” with an “Empty Bowls: Dine and Donate” campaign to highlight the fact that in the United States and even in the Santa Ynez and Los Alamos valleys, many children and adults go to bed hungry. Local restaurants and wineries will donate a portion of their meals and tasting sales that day to People Helping People’s food program. Visit our website for the latest list of participating restaurants and tasting rooms.

Contact Erica Valdes, call 686-0295 x109, email erica@syvphp.org , or visit syvphp.org/events/empty-bowls

10/16-10/18

CALM

Antiques, Decorative Arts & Vintage Show and Sale

11:00 AM. Earl Warren Showgrounds Santa Barbara

Eighty of the west’s finest dealers specializing in antiques, decorative arts, and vintage treasures will be selling everything from period furniture, garden artifacts, decorative accessories, paintings, estate jewelry, silver, textiles, linens, glassware, china, porcelain, and much more. In addition, the Rug Connection will be available to meet with you all weekend.

$6/5 chidren under 12 free. Contact April Thede, call 898-9715, email arthede@cox.net , or visit calmantiqueshows.com

10/17

Santa Barbara Rugby Association

Santa Barbara Beer Festival

12:00 PM. Elings Park

Your ticket gets you a tasting glass and the opportunity to cruise the grounds of beautiful Elings Park for an afternoon, sampling the best brewers in the west. Plus, your ticket purchase helps support a local Santa Barbara nonprofit, so you can feel good about it to boot. Remember, only people over 21 will be permitted inside the beer festival. And, as always, please stay safe by drinking responsibly.

$50. Contact Bonnie Keinath, call, email sbbeerfest@gmail.com , or visit sbbeerfestival.com

10/18

Santa Barbara Audubon Society, Inc.

Eyes in the Sky Raptor Aviary Open House and Fundraiser

11:00 AM. 2559 Puesta del Sol (on premises of S.B. Museum of Natural History)

Programs with Eyes in the Sky’s seven raptors will happen throughout the event, both by stage presentations and in up-close encounters with our bird handlers. Money raised from donations, merchandise, and an instant raffle will benefit the raptors and children’s educational programs. Children’s bird-themed games, hands-on crafts (with prizes!), and informative educational exhibits will make this a fun and worthwhile outing for the whole family.

Free. Contact Gabriele Drozdowski, call 259-1446, email eyes-in-the-sky@cox.net , or visit santabarbaraaudubon.org or eyesinthesky.org

10/24

Santa Barbara Culinary Arts

Cookbook Launch Party

11:00. School of Culinary Arts

Last year’s cookbook launch party was a huge success and sold out. This year’s event will be larger, with even more top Santa Barbara chefs providing samples and signing cookbooks. Proceeds benefit the Santa Barbara Culinary Arts Scholarship in Honor of Julia Child for culinary students at SBCC.

Price TBD. Contact Tama, call 302-0565, email santabarbaraculinaryarts@yahoo.com , or visit santabarbaraculinaryarts.com

10/25

Center of the Heart

Soul Sunday

10:30 AM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

Enjoy R&B favorites from Gino Walker, the voice and the spirit that will inspire your soul and empower your mind, and you will let loose joy from your heart. This soulful chanteuse and inspirational speaker headlines our annual Soul Sunday backed by George Friedenthal and Eje Lynn-Jacobs. Music and good food will be available to purchase afterwards.

Free; donations welcome. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com , or visit centeroftheheart.com

10/28

Foodbank of S.B. County

Santa Maria Empty Bowls

11:30 AM. Fairpark, 937 S. Thornburg St., Santa Maria

This is an event to raise funds for the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County’s food distribution to the Santa Maria community. Guests select a custom bowl, fill it with soup from local restaurants, and then take their bowl home as a reminder that there are empty bowls needing to be filled in the community...every day.

$25. Contact Judi Monte, call 937-3422 x 106, email jmonte@foodbanksbc.org , or visit foodbanksbc.org

10/31

Milpas Community Association

Milpas Street Halloween Trick or Treat

2:00 PM. Milpas St.

Milpas Street Halloween Trick or Treat, from 2-5 p.m.

Free. Contact Sharon Byrnes, call 636-0475, email sharon@mcasb.org , or visit mcasb.org

10/31

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society

Museum Marketplace

8:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria

This antiques and vintage market has more than 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, handcrafted art, and much more!

Free to buyers; $30 for selling space. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org , or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

NOVEMBER

Date TBD

United Way of Santa Barbara County

19th Annual Red Feather Ball

United Way of Santa Barbara County’s fundraising gala, the Red Feather Ball, will raise money to support the national award-winning Fun in the Sun and United for Literacy programs.

Contact Cori Gacad, call 965-8591, email info@unitedwaysb.org , or visit unitedwaysb.org/rfb

Date TBD

Alzheimer’s Association California Central Chapter

Alzheimer’s Women’s Initiative ‘Your Brain Matters’ Luncheon

Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort

Join us for the Alzheimer’s Women’s Initiative “Your Brain Matters” Luncheon Honoring Caregivers. Alzheimer’s Association California Central Chapter will present Caregiver Awards to recipients for their outstanding caregiver efforts. The Alzheimer’s Women’s Initiative is comprised of women and men committed to changing the face of Alzheimer’s in the communities served by the California Central Chapter in four counties: Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, and Kern.

Contact Rachael Randall, call 892-4259, email rrandall@alz.org , or visit alz.org/cacentral

Date TBD

St. Vincent’s

St. Vincent’s Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon

10:00 AM. Bishop Diego High School

St. Vincent’s Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon is a wonderful opportunity to visit with friends, see the latest fashions, bid on silent auction items, and win raffle and door prizes, all while supporting St. Vincent’s Children & Family Service Programs.

Contact Cheryl Gawron, call 683-6381, email cgawron@sv-sb.org , or visit stvincents-sb.org

Date TBD

Waldorf School of Santa Barbara

Harvest Faire

School Campus, 401 N. Fairview Ave.

Our 7th Annual Harvest Faire will features a Country Store,with homemade items made by Waldorf families, plus other fun, including Farm Animals, Pie Contest, Games, Music, Dancing, and Yummy food! Bring the family and enjoy!

Contact Nita Davanzo, call 967-6656, email nita@waldorfsantabarbara.org , or visit waldorfsantabarbara.org

11/1

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

Empty Bowls

3:00 PM. Page Youth Center, 4540 Hollister Ave., Goleta

Guests line up and select a handmade bowl by local ceramic artists, then line up for gourmet soup donated by top local restaurants. A simple meal with artisan breads and water is served. Guests take home the bowl as a reminder that there are many in our community who are hungry and face “empty bowls” daily. The event is suitable for the whole family. There will be a great silent auction, and guests may tour the Foodbank, participate in games, enjoy pie, and have a chance to learn more about the Foodbank.

$30 General; $100 VIP. Contact Diane M. Durst, call 967-5741 x104, email dmdurst@foodbanksbc.org , or visit foodbanksbc.org

11/3

Alzheimer’s Association California Central Chapter

Oxnard Walk to End Alzheimer’s

9:00 AM. The Collection at RiverPark

More than 400 Oxnard residents will unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s®.The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

Free; donation suggested. Contact Fahim Farag, call 494-5200, email ffarag@alz.org , or visit act.alz.org/oxnard

11/4

Hospice of Santa Barbara

Solo Art Exhibition and Open House

5:30 PM. Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Leigh Block Gallery, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. 100

Join Hospice of Santa Barbara for its next art exhibition open house to enjoy wine, refreshments, and the artwork of local artist Susan Savage. A portion of the proceeds from art sales will be donated to Hospice of Santa Barbara.

Free. Contact Ana Luna , call 563-8820, email aluna@hospiceofsb.org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

11/6-11/8

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Carriage House

Vaquero Show & Sale

Santa Ynez

This weekend event celebrates the culture and art of the Vaquero, renowned horsemen of early Central California. Over 50 artisans gather at the Historical Museum with handcrafted Vaquero-inspired horse gear, saddles, and boots, along with quality western art, jewelry, apparel, and memorabilia. This unique and one-of-a-kind show includes horsemanship demonstrations, live and silent auction, food, and entertainment.

Contact Chris Bashforth, call 688-7889, email syvm@verizon.net , or visit santaynezmuseum.org

11/7

People Helping People

Vino de Sueños

3:00 PM. Santa Ynez Valley Marriott Hotel, 555 McMurray Rd., Buellton

The 8th Annual Vino de Sueños (Wine of Dreams), a celebration benefiting Farm and Vineyard Workers, will include wine tastings with logo glasses, appetizer stations hosted by some of the Valley’s premier caterers, live music, and a silent auction of vacation and lifestyle items. Each year, every wine from the brand is labeled with a reproduction of an original art piece specifically created by a local artist for the wine. The Vino de Sueños event is a wonderful opportunity to support a great nonprofit, celebrate the workers who help create our County’s wines, and taste and purchase some of our local, unparalleled wines.

$50. Contact Erica Valdes, call 686-0295 x109, email erica@syvphp.org , or visit vinodesuenos.com

11/7

Alzheimer’s Association California Central Chapter

Santa Barbara Walk to End Alzheimer’s

9:00 AM. Earl Warren Showgrounds

More than 600 Santa Barbara residents will unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. In 2014, the Santa Barbara Walk to End Alzheimer’s raised more than $175,000, contributing to more than $57.2 million raised nationwide for care, support, and research efforts for those impacted by Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

Contact Genny Bolton, call 892-4259, email gbolton@alz.org , or visit act.alz.org/santabarbara

11/7

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation

20th Annual Military Ball

5:00 PM. The Fess Parker

“Never Forgotten” is the motto of PCVF. Formal Dress Evening includes: cocktail hour, live music, three-course dinner, dancing to the sounds of the Art Deco Band, a souvenir photo, and PCVF’s Greatest Generation Award presented to a local WWII veteran.

$125.00. Contact Hazel Blankenship, call 259-4394 , email info@PierreClaeyssesnVeteransFoundation.com , or visit PierreClaeyssesnVeteransFoundation.com

11/7

Turducken Dinner Group

Annual Speakeasy Dinner

6:00 PM. TBD

Join the Turducken Dinner Group on Saturday, November 7, at 6 p.m. for the third annual Roarin’ 1920s Speakeasy Dinner Dance! Travel back in time at this exclusive Turducken event, and enjoy Roaring 20s music and dancing, fine dining, local wine, and a live auction. Get your bidding paddles ready to bid on trips, wines, and more as we support our Lompoc libraries. Only 100 tickets are available. For your Speakeasy reservations or information on sponsorship packages and donations to the live auction, please call Carol White at (805) 733-3583.

$100/person. Contact Jenelle Osborne, call 452-7574, email orijenel@gmail.com , or visit turduckendinnergrp.org

11/8

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara

Super Sunday

Bronfman Family JCC, 524 Chapala St.

This day of outreach to the community will generate support for the programs and services provided by the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara.

Contact Marilyn Simon-Gersuk, call 957-1115, email marilyn@sbjf.org , or visit jewishsantabarbara.org

11/13

United Way of Santa Barbara County

United We Bowl

6:00 PM. Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond, Goleta

This bowl-a-thon will consist of bowling, costumes, raffle prizes and more to raise money for the 7th Annual United We Read and other community programs.

Contact Cori Gacad, call 965-8591, email info@unitedwaysb.org , or visit unitedwaysb.org/yls

11/14

CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation)

CALM at Heart

6:00 PM. Rincon Beach Club

CALM at Heart is an annual signature fundraising gala hosted by CALM to bring awareness to child-abuse prevention. Each year, CALM at Heart features a particular therapeutic modality or program that the organization uses to treat children and families they serve that have suffered the devastating effects of child abuse or domestic violence.

Price TBD. Contact Lori Goodman, call 965-2376, email

lgoodman@calm4kids.org , or visit calm4kids.org
11/14

Center of the Heart

Fall Rummage Sale

8:00 AM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

The Fall Rummage Sale to raise funds for property taxes and help raise money for local charities will be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at 487 N. Turnpike Road. Anyone wishing to donate items and drop off items can do so the week before, and volunteers are welcome to help out during the day of and se tup. Please contact Roxy Angel at (805) 964-4861 or visit for more information. Remember that your donations go to help children’s organizations in Santa Barbara and are tax-deductible.

Free; donations welcome. Contact Roxy Angel, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com , or visit centeroftheheart.com

11/21

Botanic Gardens

Holiday Market Place

10:00 AM. 1212 Mission Canyon Rd.

Keep nature in the season as you start your holiday shopping at the Holiday Marketplace. Featuring over 30 artisans, live music, and pictures with Santa, you are sure to find beautiful handmade gifts for everyone. All proceeds go to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on community support to help us protect native plants through education, conservation, and research.

Free. Contact Rebecca Mordini, call 682-4726 x 102, email rmordini@sbbg.org , or visit sbbg.org

11/28

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society

35th Annual Holiday Faire

10:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria

This charming street fair features 85 artisans of handmade fine art, arts & crafts, and Christmas gifts and decor. It also includes food booths, live folk music, face-painting, Santa Claus, and more!

Free to buyers; Seller booth space is $75-$95.. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org , or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

11/28

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society

Museum Marketplace

8:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria

This antiques and vintage market has more than 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, handcrafted art, and much more!

Free to buyers; $30 for selling space. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org , or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

DECEMBER

12/4-12/6

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

ATTENTION: Collectors, Treasure Seekers, and Holiday Shoppers! The annual Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace, the largest folk-art show in Southern California, returns to Santa Barbara with nearly 30 vendors, representing more than 50 countries and featuring an amazing selection of baskets, décor, ethnographic art, furniture, jewelry, pottery, rugs, sculptures, and more. Whether you are shopping for a gift, adding to your collection, or “just because,” you can shop around the world for the truly unique whimsical, practical, and exotic treasures.Call 682-4711, email acarpenter@sbnature2.org , or visit sbnature.org

Hospice of Santa Barbara

Light Up a Life

5:30 PM. Lobero Theatre

These memorial tree-lighting ceremonies are in memory of loved ones who have died or of those living whom one wishes to honor. Stars may be purchased in advance at Hospice of Santa Barbara, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. 100, or at the event.

$15 suggested donation per memorial star. Contact Ana Luna , call 563-8820, email aluna@hospiceofsb.org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

12/5

Living Faith Church

Christmas Art & Craft Fair

11:00 AM. 4595 Hollister Ave.

Support local crafters and find that perfect gift just in time for the holidays! Many local craft vendors may apply to sell their crafts at this indoor event, which is free to the public.

Free. Contact Barbara Anderson, call 453-7254, email barbara62239@gmail.com , or visit livingfaithsb.org

12/5

Center of the Heart

Holiday Potluck Dinner & a Movie

6:30 PM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

Join us for a holiday-themed film, and bring a dish to share. The Center will provide a ham, tea, and coffee. This fun-filled, yearend gathering promises to fill your heart with love and holiday cheer!

Free; bring a dish. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com , or visit centeroftheheart.com

12/6

Hospice of Santa Barbara

Light Up a Life

5:30 PM. Camino Real Marketplace, Goleta

These memorial tree-lighting ceremonies are in memory of loved ones who have died or of those living whom one wishes to honor. Stars may be purchased in advance at Hospice of Santa Barbara, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. 100, or at the event.

$15 suggested donation per memorial star. Contact Ana Luna , call 563-8820, email aluna@hospiceofsb.org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

12/6

Breast Cancer Resource Center

Annual Tea & Fashion Show

12:00 PM. The Biltmore Four Seasons Resort

Enjoy a festive Tea & Fashion show and shop for holiday gifts. There will be a jewelry boutique, plus fun raffle and silent auction items. Funds benefit BCRC educational programs and services addressing the needs of those dealing with breast cancer. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Price TBD. Contact Pam Truax, call 569-9693, email Pam@bcrcsb.org , or visit bcrcsb.org

12/6

Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Holiday Party

5:00 PM. Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Mingle under the mistletoe at this elegant event to welcome the holiday season.

Price TBD. Contact Jeanne Buchanan, call 966-1601, email membership@sbhistorical.org , or visit santabarbaramuseum.com

12/12

Hospice of Santa Barbara

Light Up a Life

5:30 PM. Seal Fountain, Linden Plaza, Carpinteria

Memorial tree lighting ceremonies in memory of loved ones who have died or those living who one wishes to honor. Stars may be purchased in advance at Hospice of Santa Barbara, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. 100 or at the event.

$15 suggested donation per memorial star. Contact Ana Luna, call 563-8820, email aluna@hospiceofsb.org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

12/12-12/24

LifeChronicles

2015 Holiday Gift Wrap

12:00 PM. La Cumbre & Paseo Nuevo Malls

A 14-year tradition of LifeChronicles, fundraising is done through gift wrapping for the holidays at both malls for a donation. We provide beautiful wrapping paper, bows and ribbons to help with the holiday hustle and bustle of gift giving.

$5 minimum donation . Contact Mary

deLoe, call 682-3411, email mhdeloe@gmail.com , or visit lifechronicles.org

12/12

Milpas Community Association

Milpas Street 62nd Christmas Parade

5:30 PM. Milpas St.

Milpas Street 62nd Christmas Parade

Free. Contact Sharon Byrnes, call 636-0475, email sharon@mcasb.org , or visit mcasb.org

12/12

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara

Vodka Latke

7:00 PM. TBD

Come to Jewish Federation’s Young Adults Division’s annual Chanukah blow-out! There will be amazing music, fantastic food, a silent auction, and more!!

Contact Jilli Spear, call 957-1115, email jspear@sbjf.org , or visit jewishsantabarbara.org

12/12-12/13

Goleta Valley Historical Society and Old Spanish Days

Holiday at the Ranch

11:00 AM. Rancho La Patera & Stow House

Find your holiday spirit. A holiday open house features Santa Claus and his “rein-goats,” live music, crafts, tours of the festive Stow House, storytime, and more.

$5. Contact Dacia Harwood, call 681-7216, email dacia@goletahistory.org , or visit stowhouse.com

12/13

Hospice of Santa Barbara

Light Up a Life

5:30 PM. Santa Ynez Valley, Location TBD

These memorial tree-lighting ceremonies are in memory of loved ones who have died or of those living whom one wishes to honor. Stars may be purchased in advance at Hospice of Santa Barbara, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. 100, or at the event.

$15 suggested donation per memorial star. Contact Ana Luna , call 563-8820, email aluna@hospiceofsb.org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

Date TBD

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

4th Annual Table of Life Gala

3:00 AM. Montecito - Private Estate

This is an exclusive event held in a spectacular setting in a private estate in Montecito. It is limited to 200 guests. A gourmet lunch will be served in a romantic rose garden setting, featuring premium wines, special pre-luncheon hors d’oeuvres, and a signature event cocktail. The event will feature a world-class Silent Auction.

Price TBD. Contact Diane M. Durst,

call 967-5741 x104, email dmdurst@foodbanksbc.org , or visit foodbanksbc.org

Fall 2015

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis

3:00 PM. Chase Palm Park

Take Steps is a family-friendly awareness and fundraising charity walk benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America in support of the 1.6 million Americans that suffer from Crohn’s & colitis, a digestive disease for which there is no cure! There will be food, music, kids activities, and fun for the whole family! Registration is FREE; there is NO fundraising requirement though we hope you’ll be inspired to donate in support of the cause; and ANYONE can participate.

Registration is FREE. Contact Dorit Jacoby, call

(310) 478-4513, email doritj@ccfa.org , or visit ccTakeSteps.org

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